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Crystal Gambino, a North Carolina woman who shot and killed her husband and another couple, has been sentenced to 29 years in prison. Back in February, the 43-year-old came home to find her husband Giovanni Gambino in the midst of a threesome with Geoffrey Glen Gilliland and Stephanie Lynn Sanchez and shot all three of them to death.

“We believe they were all three shot inside the house, in a bedroom, and then one of the victims, the female victim, was moved outside,” Gaston County Curtis Rosselle said.

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Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell believes Gambino moved Sanchez’s body outside to burn it, but stopped when she remembered that she needed to pick up her young daughter from school. She had been charged with three counts of first-degree murder, but entered a guilty plea under a plea deal that brought two charges down to second-degree murder and one down to involuntary manslaughter.

“Twenty-nine years for taking that away is not enough in my opinion,” said Eddie Hime, Sanchez’s father, in response to Gambino’s sentencing.

Gambino’s attorney argued that the murders were a response to a culmination of domestic violence, mental health issues and infidelity. Investigators, however, said there is no previous record of violence at her home. In court, Gambino apologized to the families of her victims.

“I hate this happened. It’s a horrible tragedy, not only to these people, but to my family,” Gambino said. “I can say I’m sorry, but I don’t think they’ll accept it anyway.”

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