A Fargo man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his wife and trying to make it look like a suicide.
Ronald William Rogers Jr. earlier acknowledged he shot 40-year-old Elizabeth Rogers to death Feb. 19 and placed a pistol in her hand.
He was sentenced Monday.
Instead of going to trial, the 47-year-old pleaded guilty in September to the felony charge of murder and a misdemeanor count of willfully disturbing a dead body.
The Forum reports that under state law, Rogers must serve at least 25 1/2 years before he's eligible for parole.
Rogers said Monday that if he could go back in time and change what happened, he would and that it wouldn't have happened if he hadn't been drinking so much.
Information from: The Forum