Covington man sentenced to 30 years for killing ex-wife

Posted at 5:18 PM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 17:18:25-05

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A Kenton County judge sentenced a Covington man to 30 years in prison for killing his ex-wife. 

Timothy Rigg, 61, pleaded guilty to a murder charge last month or the death of his ex-wife, Shelagh Goodridge.

Rigg had walked into the Covington Police Department last June to report Goodridge's death, police previously said. He told detectives that he remembered punching her, but blacked out before he woke up and found her dead June 12.

The autopsy revealed that Goodridge had been beaten and strangled.

The assistant commonwealth's attorneys who handled the case recommended a 30-year sentenced last month. This week, Circuit Judge Kathleen Lap ordered the 30-year sentence. Rigg will have to serve at least 20 years before he's eligible for parole.