JERSEY CITY, NJ- A Bayonne woman charged in connection with the 2015 death of her husband has been found guilty of second-degree Manslaughter.
This was the second trial for Michelle Hurley, a statement from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office read, for the strangulation of her husband with a power cord on September 28, 2015.
David Hurley never awoke from a coma and passed away after being taken off life support on October 7 of that year.
While Hurley was initially found guilty of second-degree Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, she was found not guilty of Murder and Passion/Provocation Manslaughter.
The jury was hung on the additional two charges, also including the more serious Aggravated Manslaughter, for which she was acquitted this time, necessitating the retrial.
Hurley faces up to 10 years in state prison when she is sentenced on May 2