HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Cabell County man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the July 2011 murder of his wife.

Harry Smith, 69, of Huntington was sentenced to 40 years in prison, the maximum, in Cabell County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Smith shot his wife, Constance “Kay” Smith, 62, at the couple’s home¬†near East Pea Ridge.¬† Investigators said Kay, a retired teacher, was shot at point blank range.

Last fall, a jury in Cabell County convicted Smith of second degree murder.

Smith has continued to claim the shooting was an accident.

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  • Justice Served

    Kay Kay was a wonderful lady. Harry Lee was only sorry for shooting her after he realized no one was gonna be there to 'cook and take care of him'.
    No winners in this matter, but I'm relieved her family now has peace and maybe Harry Lee will reconsider his position that his actions was an 'accident'. We miss Kay Kay everyday.

  • Sandi

    He should spend the rest of his life behind bars! Those of us who knew and loved "Kay Kay" will no longer be able to talk and laugh about the goo old days, she is gone forever. He has family who can visit and talk with him, seems he got a better deal then she did. WV ranks 8th in this coutry of domestic violence murders, this has to stop.