Woman receives life prison sentence for killing lover

Published: Jul. 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM CDT
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A woman from southwest Missouri received a life prison sentence without parole for killing a man who was trying to end an extra-marital affair with her. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo on Tuesday sentenced Connie Sanders-Ford, 66, after her conviction in May for first-degree murder.

Sanders-Ford fatally shot John Jordon, 58, just inside the door of his home in Granby on the afternoon of March 30, 2015. Jordan's wife, Patricia, and her two children testified at the trial about the victim's desire to end the affair and save his marriage.

Patricia Jordan testified that Sanders-Ford burst into her home a month before the murder and informed her of the affair in an effort to destroy the marriage.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)