ELYRIA -- A northeast Ohio man who dropped his wife out of a second-floor window during an argument and then fatally stabbed her with a combat knife has been sentenced to life in prison.

A judge in Elyria sentenced former Lorain County Corrections officer William Dembie Jr. on Monday in the August 2011 slaying of his 33-year-old wife, Holly. He was convicted of murder, felonious assault and domestic violence earlier this month.

The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram ( ) reports that a member of the woman's family charged the 45-year-old Dembie in the courtroom Monday and had to be restrained.

Prosecutors said Dembie went after his wife with a knife, then dropped her out a window when she tried to escape.

He went outside and repeatedly stabbed her before calling to report he had almost beheaded her.

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