PLYMOUTH, Conn. — A Connecticut woman who held her ex-husband hostage at gunpoint until he could be rescued from a second-floor window by a SWAT team has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.

The Bristol Press (http://bit.ly/2xRaAzn ) reports that 54-year-old Diane Markeveys was sentenced Wednesday after accepting a deal that required her to plead guilty to first-degree threatening. In exchange, prosecutors dropped several other charges.

She pleaded under the Alford doctrine, meaning she disputes some evidence but acknowledges there’s enough to convict.

Her husband awoke at 6:30 a.m. on May 7 to find his room locked and his wife outside the door with a rifle. They lived together even though they were no longer married.

He was in the room for about two hours before his rescue.

Markeveys apologized in court.


Information from: The Bristol Press, http://www.bristolpress.com

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