Elderly Montco man sentenced for strangling wife

September 7, 2010 2:29:32 PM PDT
An elderly suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to seven and one-half to 15 years in prison for strangling his wife.

Eighty-one-year-old Rudi Koos pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in Montgomery County Court in May.

Authorities said Koos killed his 75-year-old wife, Waltraud, in their home in Souderton, where the couple had lived since emigrating from East Germany in 1957.

Defense attorney Frank Genovese said his client is remorseful. He said Koos snapped because he thought his wife of 59 years was cheating on him.