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He Admitted Killing His Wife at Sea. Now He Learns His Fate

Lewis Bennett to be reunited with daughter in 8 years

(Newser) - He faced up to eight years in prison, and that's what he got. Lewis Bennett—who admitted to involuntary manslaughter in the May 2017 death of his wife at sea, three months after their wedding—received eight years in federal prison at his Tuesday sentencing in Miami, reports ABC... More »

It's Official: She Died at Sea. Now, Her Husband's Sentencing

Lewis Bennett to be sentenced amid uncertainty on how exactly Isabella Hellmann died

(Newser) - The declaration of his wife's presumed death at sea has arrived two years after Lewis Bennett requested it , but under very different circumstances than he might've then imagined. A judge has declared May 14, 2017, as the death date for Isabella Hellmann—who was on a sailing honeymoon... More »

'He Needs to Say What Happened': 2017 Death at Sea Still a Mystery

Sentencing delayed for Lewis Bennett in manslaughter case

(Newser) - More than a year and a half later, there are still more questions than answers in the death of Isabella Hellmann, the Miami Herald reports. The 41-year-old and her husband, Lewis Bennett, set out from their South Florida home on a sailing honeymoon, but on their way back to Florida... More »

Brit Sailor Admits Killing US Wife on Honeymoon

Lewis Bennett changes story, pleads guilty

(Newser) - A British-Australian man who claimed his American wife was lost at sea when their sailing catamaran sank off the coast of Cuba has admitted to killing her. Lewis Bennett, facing a second-degree murder charge, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Miami on Monday, reports the BBC . Bennett, 41, had been... More »

US Alleges British Sailor Sank Boat to Hide Wife's Murder

The FBI first picked up Lewis Bennett on a smuggling charge that's since evolved

(Newser) - Prosecutors say a British sailor initially arrested on charges he was smuggling gold and silver coins while on a voyage to Cuba now includes murder charges. The FBI believes Lewis Bennett killed his wife, Isabella Hellman, as they plied the Atlantic last year, the Guardian reports. After Bennett was rescued... More »

FBI: Man Murdered Wife on Their Sailing Honeymoon

Investigators say husband saved tea set from boat, didn't look for wife

(Newser) - A man who claimed his wife disappeared at sea when their boat collided with an unknown object near the Bahamas was charged Tuesday with killing her and intentionally trying to sink the vessel to cover his tracks, the AP reports. British citizen Lewis Bennett, 41, is charged with second-degree murder... More »

Man Sought 'Presumed Dead' Letter for New Wife, Fast

The Coast Guard dedicated 138 hours searching for her

(Newser) - In Florida, a person must be missing for five years before a "letter of presumed death" can be issued. But in a new twist, documents reveal that Lewis Bennett requested such a letter just four days after his new wife, Isabella Hellmann, went missing and the day after the... More »

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