MANKATO — Jennifer Nibbe was sentenced Monday in Blue Earth County District Court to 17 years in prison for the murder of her husband James Nibbe.
She will also serve 8.5 years of supervised release and was given 700 days credit for time already served.
The sentence also requires that she pay $11,418 restitution to Mankato Mortuary to cover the funeral expenses for her husband. Blue Earth County District Court Judge Bradley Walker also issued a special order that she cannot benefit financially or physically from the death of her husband.
That order came after it became known that Nibbe has been contacted by media, and a possibility that some would be willing to pay for her story.
Nibbe, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder June 20, admitting that she shot and killed 26-year-old James Nibbe in their house south of Lake Crystal without pre-meditation.
She has been in jail since she was arrested in September 2010.