Heidi Firkus reported a home break-in to 911. Then came a gunshot, and her phone line went dead.
Police found her body, with Nick Firkus wounded in the leg. He claimed for years, and even at his sentencing hearing, that his wife's report was accurate.
For instance, ABC News said tests of the weapon revealed only Firkus's DNA was on it. And a prosecution statement announcing Firkus's arrest noted the 911 call had no sounds indicating a struggle.
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Firkus was arrested in May 2021, then was convicted by a jury in February.
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