JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Janesville man convicted of killing his estranged wife was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole.
Krystofer R. R. Carlisle, 54, pleaded guilty in February to first-degree intentional homicide.
Prosecutors said Carlisle strangled Traci Moyer, 46, who was found dead in a house at 315 West Racine St. in Janesville on Dec. 8.
Moyer had recently filed for a divorce from Carlisle, according to police.
The complaint said police found Moyer's body in a bed and her estranged husband lying beside her, barely breathing. Carlisle was transported to a hospital. Carlisle had tried to kill himself after killing Moyer, according to the complaint.
Police said they found a white braided rope tied into a noose in a rear pocket of the jeans Carlisle was wearing, according to the complaint.
When Carlisle became conscious at the hospital, he told police that he "took a bunch of pills so he could go to sleep and not wake up," according to the complaint.
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