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NH man admits killing wife after uncovering affair

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Natalie Perriello Natalie Perriello

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has admitted killing his wife, saying he shot her several times after learning she was having an affair with a former student.

James Perriello pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Sullivan County Superior Court, admitting he shot Natalie Perriello in 2012 in front of their 3-year-old son.

Natalie Perriello was a popular teacher at Lebanon High School. Perriello told police his wife was in bed in their Grantham home with their youngest child next to her when he shot her. He said he was "very angry."

He said he had secretly taped her and discovered the affair.

Prosecutors will ask for 35 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 18. Defense lawyers will seek 18 to 36 years in prison.

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