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Mill Creek man gets 16 years for fatally stabbing wife

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EVERETT, Wash. — A Mill Creek man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally stabbing his 66-year-old wife last year.

The Daily Herald reports 53-year-old Matt Alton was sentenced Thursday in the February 2017 death of Norensa Pillias.

Court documents say Alton stabbed Pillias 18 times in a culmination of a marriage marred by violence, separation and reconciliation.

Alton in March pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Through an interpreter, Alton said in court that he lives with “great regret.”