Kenneth Peters was in court on Wednesday for sentencing after being convicted of first degree murder earlier this month.
Peters received life in prison for killing his wife, 79-year-old Ethel Grzena Peters. He was found guilty on all charges after over 100 witnesses testified and the jury deliberated for over 12 hours.
"Coward is too good of a word for you," read Milia Grzena Nivison, out loud in court.
Before the verdict was read one of Ethel Grzena's daughters made a statement about what this loss means.
"'It's all day, every day...all night, every night racking your brain to exhaustion thinking is there something else I could have done," Milia said.
After almost a year of investigating and three weeks of testimony, the family and friends of the elderly woman can begin to find closure.
"Never again will I get to see my mom, get to hug her, hold her," Milia read emotionally to court.
"In your old age and your last days will be a great deal better than you left for your wife," said Judge Gotham. "You are sentenced to prison for the remainder of your life."
May 15, 2013