Prison for Man who Killed Wife on Valentine's Day

His daughter told the court he attacked her mother during an argument

Saturday, Dec 29, 2012  |  Updated 2:53 PM CDT
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He was sentenced to 45 years on Friday at a Rolling Meadows courthouse

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A suburban Chicago man convicted of stabbing his wife to death on Valentine's Day in 2011 has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

In November, a jury found Heriberto Ramirez guilty of stabbing his wife in front of their daughter during an argument in their mobile home in the Des Plaines area.

Alicia Ramirez was stabbed 34 times, in the chest, neck, abdomen, arms and legs.

At his trial, the 50-year-old Ramirez said he did not remember what happened to his wife of 26 years.

His daughter told the court he attacked her mother during an argument. She reported the attack in a 911 call that was abruptly cut off.

The daughter was taken into protective custody.

Ramirez was sentenced Friday at a Rolling Meadows courthouse.

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