ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A fired college professor has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for strangling his wife and taking her body to a suburban Rochester park because it was her favorite place.

Timothy Wells apologized during Friday morning’s sentencing to killing his wife last Nov. 30.

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He admitted last month he strangled 58-year-old Christine Sevilla at their home in suburban Perinton. He put her body in the trunk of his car and drove to a park in nearby Mendon, a town south of Rochester.

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Authorities said the distraught 57-year-old later called 911 and said he had killed his wife.

Wells was an associate professor who taught computing and information sciences courses at Rochester Institute of Technology. Sevilla was a photographer and environmental activist who had also taught at RIT.

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