KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A man who strangled his pregnant wife, a well-liked teacher in the Grand Rapids area, was sentenced Thursday to at least 33 years in prison.
“You killed her intentionally,” Kent County Judge Mark Trusock said. “There’s just no excuse or justification for this brutal and senseless murder. There’s none whatsoever.”READ MORE: Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
Amber Guichelaar, 32, was killed at her Kentwood home in November 2020. She was a local teacher and the mother of two children.
Richard Guichelaar, 36, pleaded guilty in February to second-degree murder.READ MORE: AAA Offers 'Tow To Go' Program During Memorial Day Weekend
He told the judge that he was unable to find words to express his “sorrow, remorse and regret” for what happened.
“My wife was a wonderful human being, a wonderful mother, daughter and so many other things,” Guichelaar said.
He will be eligible for parole consideration after 33 years in custody.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
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