INDIANA, Pa. - A state trooper was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without parole for the slashing death of his girlfriend's estranged husband.

An Indiana County jury in March convicted Trooper Kevin Foley, 43, of first-degree murder in the slaying of Blairsville dentist John Yelenic. Yesterday, County Court Judge William Martin imposed the automatic life sentence that the verdict brings. Yelenic was killed April 13, 2006, a day before he was to sign divorce papers from his wife, Michele. The divorce was so acrimonious that Yelenic's attorney tried to get the divorce decree issued after his death. - AP