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Man pleads guilty to 2011 fatal stabbing of wife

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Kenneth Edward Sanders Kenneth Edward Sanders
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PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) -

A Port Wentworth man pleaded guilty to murder charges Tuesday in 2011 slaying of his wife.

Kenneth Edward Sanders, 48, received life in prison as part of a plea deal, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

Nancy Bruin Sanders, 28, was stabbed in front of her three young children at her Old Mill Road home in the Rice Creek subdivision. Port Wentworth police got a call at about 5 p.m. on July 23, 2011 from Sanders' neighbor who was contacted by one of Sanders' daughters.

Police found Nancy Sanders dead on the floor and Kenneth Sanders threatening to kill himself with the murder weapon, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office.

Kenneth Sanders was subdued with a stun gun and taken into custody. He was later charged with felony murder, possession of a knife in committing a crime and six counts of cruelty to children.

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