Woman Sentenced to 15 Years in Husband's Murder

Donna Sciglitano pleaded no contest to second-degree murder

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    This is the Brandywine Hundred home where Nino Sciglitano Sr. was shot and killed in September 2011.

    A woman who fatally shot her husband in the head as he slept has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Sixty-one-year-old Donna Sciglitano was sentenced Thursday in Superior Court. She pleaded no contest in August to second-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Nino Sciglitano Sr. on Sept. 15, 2011 in their Brandywine Hundred home.
     
    Police found Donna Sciglitano unresponsive inside the home, and she was taken to a hospital for treatment of an apparent overdose.
     
    The News Journal of Wilmington reports that at sentencing, Donna Sciglitano's lawyer said the woman suffered from several undiagnosed mental conditions and was a battered spouse.
     
    But Nino Sciglitano's sister Donna Fragale said in court that Donna Sciglitano was manipulative and evil.
     

     


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