JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana man convicted of murdering his estranged wife has been sentenced to the maximum amount of time possible behind bars.
A Clark Circuit judge gave Edward "Dale" Bagshaw, 47, 65 years in prison for stabbing Kelly Bagshaw to death.
On November 13, 2011, Kelly Bagshaw, 30, was stabbed 57 times in the parking lot of Dale Bagshaw's apartment in the 1500 block of E. 10th Street in Jeffersonville. She had gone to the apartment to pick up the couple's two children, who were inside the apartment at the time.
During the trial, Dale Bagshaw's defense team had pushed for a manslaughter conviction, but in January 2013, a Clark County jury returned the guilty verdict on the murder charge after just 90 minutes of deliberation.
Before being sentenced Bagshaw made a statement in which he said, "I would just like to say I'm sorry."
Bagshaw said he was sorry for how it has affected everybody including his family and his children. After the sentencing, Bagshaw put out a simple message to his children saying, "I love you."
"It's never going to be over for those kids," said Margaret Gaines, Kelly Bagshaw's aunt.
At the sentencing hearing, Kelly's sister said she forgives Bagshaw because she cannot hate him while caring for his children.
Five years of the sentence was suspended. If Bagshaw has to serve out his full sentence, he will be 107 years old upon release.
"There are no winners here," said Perry McCall, Bagshaw's defense attorney, "it's a lose, lose, lose all the way around."
McCall said he will file an appeal.
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