Man sentenced to life in prison for ex-wife's murder

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond man prosecutors say tried to commit suicide by cop on Broad Street will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Nathan Randolph, 55, was convicted by a jury in December of first degree murder in the death of his ex-wife, Alnita Coleman Randolph.

Today, a judge upheld the jury's sentence.

A jury suggested he be sentenced to life in prison. On April 22, 2009, Randolph was arrested after police say Randolph ran at officers with a knife, leading to a shoot-out on Broad Street near the VCU campus. Later, they found the body of his fiancé murdered in his home. The coroner says she was strangled with a necktie.

Prosecutors say the charges in that case will likely be dropped because of Randolph's sentence in Coleman's murder.

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