Former Police Officer Sentenced For Killing His Wife

Aug 9, 2012

A former Mentor Police officer and former Lake County Sheriff's deputy will serve 16 years in prison in the slaying of his wife - whose body was found wrapped in plastic inside a sleeping bag at their home last fall. 58-year-old Gary Stroud was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty last month to charges of beating and killing his 53-year-old wife, Diane. Stroud told the judge yesterday that at the time, he was recovering from a head injury due to a stroke.