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Widow of slain Colorado prisons chief may testify

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Posted: Mar 3, 2014 12:19 AM

Updated: Mar 3, 2014 12:19 AM

DENVER (AP) The widow of Colorado's slain prisons director could speak publicly for the first time about her husband's death during a sentencing hearing scheduled for a woman who gave his presumed killer the murder weapon.

On Monday, a federal court judge is set to sentence 23-year-old Stevie Vigil.

Vigil pleaded guilty to buying a handgun used in the killing last year of corrections chief Tom Clements. She faces up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say parolee Evan Ebel also used the gun to kill second man and wound a sheriff's deputy in Texas, where Ebel fled after Clements' death. Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities.

The judge has allowed Clements' widow, Lisa, and others to testify.

Clements was fatally shot when he answered the door of his Monument home March 19.

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