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Tennessee man sentenced to 10 years in woman's death

Associated Press • Nov 27, 2013 at 11:35 AM

MURRAY, Ky. — A Tennessee man charged with killing a woman in western Kentucky has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Murray Ledger & Times reported that Calloway Circuit Judge Dennis Foust handed down the sentence on Monday to 56-year-old James Paul Cook of McLemoresville, Tenn.

Cook was originally charged with wanton murder in the death of 37-year-old Desiree Moore of Puryear, Tenn., but he entered an Alford plea in November to a charge of manslaughter.

Police said he ran over Moore twice with a van he was driving on Oct. 4, 2012.

Cook said in an offender statement that he ran over Moore by accident.