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Man convicted again for wife's murder

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Brian Hummert (file) Brian Hummert (file)
Charlene Hummert Charlene Hummert

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the second time in the strangulation slaying of his wife eight years ago.

Jurors in York County deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before convicting 55-year-old Brian David Hummert of murder and hindering apprehension in the March 2004 death of 48-year-old Charlene Hummert.

Hummert showed no reaction as the verdict was read. The victim's son and brothers expressed satisfaction.

Earlier in the day, Hummert denied having killed his wife or written letters posing as a serial killer claiming responsibility for her death. He acknowledged that his marriage of 22 years was "rocky" but said "we were trying to make it work."

Hummert's earlier first-degree murder conviction was overturned after his attorney argued that prosecutors had withheld evidence.

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