Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1988 Sitka Cold Case Murder Solved
Judge hands down the sentence to Jane Reth for the murder of her then-husband Scott Coville.
After more than 20 years, a cold case from 1988 is officially over and a woman is sentenced to 55 years behind bars.
Family and friends of murder victim Scott Coville were present in the Sitka courtroom today as a judge handed down the sentence to Jane Reth for the 1988 murder of her then-husband.
Reth pleaded guilty to the murder in November after the Alaska State Troopers’ Cold Case Unit arrested her in Illinois in January 2010 after a nearly three-year investigation.
The judge suspended 19 years from her sentence and also ordered that she serve 10 years of probation following her release.