COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A judge has sentenced a Columbia woman to 18 months in jail for the death of her husband during a sex game.
Rebecca Bargy, who is 26, was sentenced Monday in the death of her 29-year-old husband James Bargy in April 2008, according to The Daily Herald of Columbia.
Rebecca Bargy was convicted May 20 of negligent homicide - a lesser charge than the second-degree murder indictment against her.
She was accused of tying up and gagging her husband as part of a bondage fantasy and leaving him alone in their mobile home for 20 hours while she was with another man she had met on the Internet.
A medical examiner testified James Bargy died of suffocation.
Rebecca Bargy was ordered to serve her sentence in the Maury County Jail.
More details as they develop online and in Tuesday's News Sentinel.
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COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- After deliberating for three-and-a-half hours, the jury reached a guilty verdict on Wednesday afternoon in a sex bondage trial.
Video: Woman Convicted Of Sex Bondage Death | Video: Jury Deliberates Woman's Bondage Sex Case | Images Rebecca Bargy, 26, was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, which carries a penalty of two to four years in prison.
Bargy faced second-degree murder charges for binding and gagging her husband during a sex game and leaving him alone for 20 hours. Authorities said she left him while she was away with a boyfriend she had met on a social networking Web site.
Prosecutors said James Bargy, 29, suffocated after being gagged and bound with duct tape in April 2008.
For the charge of second-degree murder, which would carry 25 years in prison, she was found not guilty. She was also found not guilty of a charge of reckless homicide.