A New Albany man has been sentenced to 65 years behind bars in the killing of his wife, an act which their 8-year-old son apparently witnessed.Judson Hoover learned his fate Friday during his sentencing in Floyd County.WLKY anchor Lauren Adams tweeted that the prosecutor in the case urged the judge to give Hoover the full sentence (65 years), calling it “one of the most heinous crimes.”In the video player above: Child told school father killed mother in New Albany homeThe judge went forward with the recommendation, giving Hoover the max sentence.In court in September, Hoover admitted he strangled his wife and then put her body in the garage because, “I didn’t know what to do with her.” But when pressed by the prosecution for further details, Hoover said he could not remember.Rebecca Hoover was reported missing in early August. According to a missing persons report filed on Aug. 5, her mother became concerned after not having spoken to her for several days.On Aug. 27, police were alerted that her disappearance may have been “criminal in nature,” according to NAPD Chief Todd Bailey.According to the affidavit, it was that day that one of their three children told their elementary school counselor that “dad killed mom in the basement.”Officers made contact with Judson Hoover, Rebecca’s husband, as he arrived at school to pick up his kids and he consented to a search of his residence.That’s when officers found blood spatter on the bottom steps leading to the basement, the documents state.The child later told investigators in an interview they had seen their father stomp the mother’s head 20 times and punch her with a set of keys in his hands. He also said he saw his mom bleeding and that she was not moving.Investigators say they believe Rebecca was killed on or around Aug. 2. According to court documents obtained by WLKY, the following day Judson filed for divorce and was awarded custody of their three children.Detectives reviewed the case Friday during sentencing, going over many of the details of the murder. Hoover, who was in the courtroom, kept his head down and chose to not look at the images that were displayed by detectives.Rebecca’s sister testified Friday, speaking directly to Hoover.As part of a plea agreement, no other charges will be filed against Judson Hoover.

A New Albany man has been sentenced to 65 years behind bars in the killing of his wife, an act which their 8-year-old son apparently witnessed.

Judson Hoover learned his fate Friday during his sentencing in Floyd County.

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WLKY anchor Lauren Adams tweeted that the prosecutor in the case urged the judge to give Hoover the full sentence (65 years), calling it “one of the most heinous crimes.”

In the video player above: Child told school father killed mother in New Albany home

The judge went forward with the recommendation, giving Hoover the max sentence.

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In court in September, Hoover admitted he strangled his wife and then put her body in the garage because, “I didn’t know what to do with her.” But when pressed by the prosecution for further details, Hoover said he could not remember.

Rebecca Hoover was reported missing in early August. According to a missing persons report filed on Aug. 5, her mother became concerned after not having spoken to her for several days.

On Aug. 27, police were alerted that her disappearance may have been “criminal in nature,” according to NAPD Chief Todd Bailey.

According to the affidavit, it was that day that one of their three children told their elementary school counselor that “dad killed mom in the basement.”

Officers made contact with Judson Hoover, Rebecca’s husband, as he arrived at school to pick up his kids and he consented to a search of his residence.

That’s when officers found blood spatter on the bottom steps leading to the basement, the documents state.

The child later told investigators in an interview they had seen their father stomp the mother’s head 20 times and punch her with a set of keys in his hands. He also said he saw his mom bleeding and that she was not moving.

Investigators say they believe Rebecca was killed on or around Aug. 2. According to court documents obtained by WLKY, the following day Judson filed for divorce and was awarded custody of their three children.

Detectives reviewed the case Friday during sentencing, going over many of the details of the murder. Hoover, who was in the courtroom, kept his head down and chose to not look at the images that were displayed by detectives.

Rebecca’s sister testified Friday, speaking directly to Hoover.

As part of a plea agreement, no other charges will be filed against Judson Hoover.

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