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PANAMA CITY, Fla. ? (AP) ? A man who got angry with his

wife because she wanted to cuddle after sex when what he

really wanted to do was watch sports on television was

sentenced to death for killing her with a claw hammer.

 

Christopher Offord, 30, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit

Judge Dedee Costello, who said the brutality of the crime

outweighed any mental problems Offord may have had.

 

??The defendant struck his wife approximately 70

individual blows after spending a happy interlude with her,''

the judge said. ??Her desire to cuddle after sex does not

justify the extremely violent, brutal response of the

defendant.''

 

Offord pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004

slaying of Dana Noser, 40, at his apartment.

 

He confessed to a bartender at a sports bar before his

arrest. He told investigators that his wife had been nagging

him to come back to bed.

 

Offord did not speak in court but said in a jailhouse

interview in June: ??I figured I killed her so I deserve to

die.''

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