‘You never showed remorse:’ Trumbull County judge sentences woman to life in prison for killing her husband

WARREN -A Trumbull County woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband, Air Force Reserve major, Karl Hoerig.

Claudia Hoerig was found guilty of aggravated murder last month.

This morning, Trumbull County Judge Andrew Logan told Hoerig, "You never showed remorse," as he sentenced her to life behind bars with the possibility of parole after 28 years.

Claudia Hoerig shot her husband, Air Force Reserve Major Karl Hoerig, back in 2007, then fled to Brazil.

His family spoke out in court this morning before her sentencing.

Hoerig was brought back to the United States a year ago. Hoerig had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Sheriff's detectives claim Hoerig confessed to killing her husband because he sexually and mentally abused her, which are allegations his family strongly denies.

Hoerig also told investigators she bought a gun because she planned to kill herself, but said his negative reaction to her allegedly being pregnant, prompted her to drink then shoot him inside their Newton Falls home.

Claudia Hoerig told FOX8's Peggy Gallek as she was being taken back to jail she is sorry and she loved her husband

Karl's family said they are very thankful to Trumbull County Prosecutors Dennis Watkins and Chris Becker.

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