PHOENIX — A man accused of killing his wife at their Scottsdale home has
been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 61-year-old Michael Jay Cohn was sentenced
He pleaded guilty last November to second-degree murder in the case.
Cohn originally pleaded not guilty in April 2013 to a charge of first-degree
Scottsdale police said Cohn called 911 last March 27 and said he had strangled
his 60-year-old wife.
Responding officers said they found Linda Cohn’s body in a bathroom.
Officers said they noticed blood on Michael Cohn’s hands and scratches on his
neck but Cohn wouldn’t tell them what had happened. Instead he asked for an attorney.