Wife Who Killed Husband And Couple She Caught In Threesome Gets 29 Years

The had met the couple on Craigslist, and had offered to pay them with cocaine. 

A North Carolina woman who killed her husband and another couple he was having sex with was sentenced to 29 years in prison Monday. Crystal Gambino, 43, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and two counts of second-degree murder for the triple homicide. Gambino had come home in February 2016 to find her husband Giovanni in bed with Geoffrey Glen Gilliland and Stephanie Lynn Sanchez. As reported on WYFF.com, after discovering them engaged in sex acts, she grabbed a .44 Magnum and a box of shells and shot all three to death.

According to prosecutors, Giovanni Gambino recruited the couple on Craigslist and even offered to pay them with cocaine. After killing all three, Crystal Gambino dragged Sanchez's body outside, intending to burn it, but stopped to go pick up her 8-year-old daughter from school. A concerned family member called police and requested a welfare check of the Gambino home, and it was there that they found the three naked corpses, according to The Charlotte Observer newspaper. Crystal Gambino was arrested a short time later.

Crystal Gambino had initially charged with three counts of first-degree murder, but due to her plea deal her charges were reduced to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her husband and second-degree murder in the deaths of Gilliland and Sanchez. "I hate this happened. It's a horrible tragedy, not only to these people, but to my family," said Gambino at her sentencing, according to WSOC TV.  "I can say I'm sorry, but I don't think they'll accept it anyway."

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