West Alabama man gets life for torturing wife

By: GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP)
By: GREENSBORO, Ala. (AP)

A Greensboro man has been sentenced to life in prison for the sexual torture and death of his common-law wife.

Hale County Circuit Judge Jack Meigs imposed the sentence Tuesday on 43-year-old Joseph Allen Renney. He was convicted in September of manslaughter, sexual torture and first-degree sexual abuse.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says Renney sexually assaulted his wife, Anita Hutto, with a shovel handle or broom handle and waited a couple of days to take her to the hospital. She developed an infection and died. Jackson calls it one of the worst cases of domestic violence he has ever seen.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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