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Sentencing today for Sequim double killer

December 10th, 2013 - 5:16am

(Port Angeles) A former Sequim man today will be sent back to prison for life without parole for the double killings of his wife and business partner more than 20 years ago.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brooke Taylor will sentence Darold Stenson in Port Angeles.

Stenson was found guilty a month ago in his retrial for murdering his wife, Denise, and a business partner, Frank Hoerner, at the Stensons' exotic bird farm near Sequim.

In May 2012, the state Supreme Court reversed Stenson's previous 1994 convictions, citing the withholding of evidence from the defense by prosecutors.

He had been sentenced to death in his first trial. Prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty this time. The trial took seven weeks and was moved to Kitsap County due to high publicity in Clallam County.

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