Woman Convicted Of Killing Husband
He was 47 years old at the time of the shooting in October of 2010. Dorleen Burklund said she shot her husband in self-defense, but evidence presented at the trial, including her own call to 911, showed otherwise. She had moved out of their home, but she unexpectedly hired a locksmith to open the locks while her United Airlines pilot husband was out of town and moved back in shortly before the killing.
First Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry told jurors the murder was not only premeditated, but also well-planned. While Burklund will not be formally sentenced until later, she will serve life in prison without parole.