Man pleads guilty to killing wife 3 weeks after wedding

New London

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.

Chihan Eric Chyung pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in New London Superior Court for the June 2009 killing of 46-year-old Paige Bennett in their Norwich home. Sentencing is scheduled for March 26.

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Chyung was about to go on trial for the second time, after the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction and 40-year prison sentence from the first trial. Justices ruled the jury should not have convicted Chyung of both murder and manslaughter.

The 55-year-old Chyung has said his pistol accidentally discharged as he was packing it into a suitcase while leaving the home after an argument with Bennett.

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