(NEWS10) – A man who killed his wife with an ax was sentenced on Friday.
Michael Norton will spend 20 years to life in prison.
Last May, Norton killed 52-year-old Sherry Norton in their Hadley home.
He pleaded guilty to murder after police say he confessed to hitting his wife with an ax while they were fighting over a cigarette lighter.
Norton has a history of violence, including a number of domestic violence arrests.