Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering ex-wife

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A man found guilty of murdering his ex-wife back in December 2004 was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Kevin Gasaway was sentenced to life in prison for the second degree murder of his former wife, Courtnee Lewis Gasaway.

Gasaway is accused of pulling his former wife out of the shower and dragging her through broken glass. He then reportedly hit her in the head with a hammer and shot her dead.

The murder happened shortly after Gasaway was served with papers stating that a divorce was final.

Both the victim's family and defense attorney expressed hope that the case would bring more awareness and help to the plight of battered women.

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