A South Jeffco man was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years in prison for the murder of his wife last November.
James Sack, 38, stabbed his wife, Yesenia Avila, with a 10-inch fillet knife on Nov. 1, 2009, in their apartment at 9083 W. Cross Drive, near Southwest Plaza mall. Avila, 26, was taken to Swedish Medical Center after Sack called 911, apparently telling the dispatcher he had killed his wife. Avila was pronounced dead at the hospital. Sack had also stabbed himself three times, puncturing his lung in the process.