Anchorage man given 20 years for killing wife

Sep 30, 2012 -- 11:31am


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage man who admitted to killing his disabled wife and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a disabled man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Anchorage Daily News reports William Dixiano was sentenced Friday. The 63-year-old had pleaded guilty this summer to second-degree murder and first-degree theft in exchange for a more lenient sentence. Dixiano told an Anchorage detective in May that he beat his wife, Angela, to death with a baseball bat in 2010 and dumped her body near Long Lake north of Anchorage. Police say she had threatened to expose a fraud scheme in which her husband stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a developmentally disabled man, Sam Lee, who had a multimillion dollar trust fund set up for him by his parents. A court-appointed conservator for Lee's trust says Dixiano was his case manager at a mental health treatment program and maintained a relationship with the disabled man after he quit the job. 

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