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Stafford woman sentenced to 21 years for murder
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PHOTO COURTESY PRATT TRIBUNE Misty R. Salem was sentenced Friday for killing her husband in Stafford.

 ST. JOHN – A Stafford woman was sentenced Friday to more than 21 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Misty R. Salem, 36, was sentenced in Stafford County District Court by Senior Judge John Sanders to 253 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections.  

A Stafford County jury found Salem guilty of one count of second-degree intentional murder in July. The conviction stemmed from the March 2016 death of her husband Samuel Salem during a domestic dispute in Stafford. 

The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Stafford Police Department. Assistant attorneys General Will Manly and Adam Zentner of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.