Man Sentenced To Prison For Death Of Wife Could Be Out Soon
A man who plead guilty to the 1997 death of his wife was sentenced to 27-months in prison Today. But since Barry Beckford has already served 28 months while awaiting trial he could be released within the next two weeks. Beckford was originally charged with the February 1997 murder of his wife, 32-year-old Debbie Bailey. She was found shot dead in her car in the Naches Wenas Grade. Last week Beckford entered an Alford Plea allowing him to maintain his innocence while knowing it's likely he'd be convicted in a new trial. On Tuesday Beckford was sentenced under a charge of second degree manslaughter. he's being held in the county jail but will likely be free by the end of the month.