She will be eligible for parole after five years.
Last month Despain pleaded guilty to three counts of hindering the apprehension and prosecution of capital murder.
As a result of the plea deal, capital murder charges were dropped against her.
Region 8 News is tracking this story and will have more information on today's sentencing tonight at five and six.
To read more about this case, including a timeline of events, click here: http://www.kait8.com/story/25301348/woman-pleads-guilty-to-hindering-apprehension-in-connection-to-husbands-murder
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