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North Carolina Woman Sentenced For McDowell Co. Murder

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to the maximum 40 years in prison in a 2019 West Virginia murder that involved her father and sister.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported Anna Marie Choudhary was sentenced Wednesday in McDowell County Circuit Court for second-degree murder.

Choudhary's father and sister previously received lengthy prison sentences in the death of John Thomas McGuire.

Choudhary said McGuire was enticed into playing a "trust game." His feet were tied up, and when he tried to free himself, he was hit in the head with a wine bottle. Choudhary's father had previously testified that McGuire was tortured for three days. He said that at one point, McGuire had a garbage bag placed over his head and that eventually, he was strangled.

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