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Darold Stenson Sentenced To Two Life Terms After Retrial

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Former death row inmate Darold Stenson was sent back to prison yesterday for the murder of his wife, Denise Stenson, and business partner, Frank Hoerner.

He was reconvicted of aggravated murder last month. A Clallam County Superior Court Judge sentenced Stenson to two life terms without the possibility of parole.

His attorney has already filed an appeal. They say there were errors in the trial.

Stenson was sentenced to death after his first trial in 1994. Judges stayed his execution in 2008 and his conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court last year.

Clallam County prosecutor Deb Kelly did not seek the death penalty in the most recent trial.