Conn. man who put wife in wood chipper released from prison nearly 20 years early

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February 01, 2020 - 1:45 pm
Richard Crafts



HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man convicted of killing his wife and feeding her body parts through a wood chipper has been released from prison nearly 20 years early.

Richard Crafts was sentenced to 50 years in prison in 1990 by a judge who commented on his lack of remorse.

The state Department of Correction told The Hartford Courant Friday that Crafts was recently released and is living in a halfway house.

A law in place at the time of his sentencing allowed for sentences to be reduced by years as a reward for good behavior and prison work.