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Swartz gets 30-years to life

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by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Randall E. Swartz stood in the courtroom on the second floor of the Orleans County Courthouse Friday and heard Judge Lisa Warren sentence him to serve from 30 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Thea Collier Swartz.

Ms. Swartz was 54 at the time of her death.  She had two children, Taylor and Bailey, both of whom were harsh in testifying about their father at the two-day sentencing hearing. Bailey Swartz said her father was. “manipulative, arrogant, nasty, cruel, and mean.”

His sentencing came after two days of hearings during which the couple’s two children testified against their father….

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