Michael Eugene Upton Sentenced to 50 Years to Life for Murdering His Wife While She Slept
Back in July 2010, we told you about Michael Eugene Upton, who admitted to police that he shot his wife in the head while she slept. Looking at the guy's mugshot, he seems like the slightly unhinged type, but there does appear to be some goodwill to his story. He told authorities he and his wife had made a pact after the couple had fallen on tough financial times.
The incident occurred on June 30, 2010, around 6:40 a.m. in the couple's Santa Ana apartment. Before his wife woke, Upton shot her once in the head. He then consumed a number of Vicodin pills, supposedly with the intent of killing himself. He called 911 after ingesting the drug.
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