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(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – According to published reports, 75-year-old Alice Uden has been convicted by a jury of murdering her husband in the 1970s. The verdict came after a weeklong trial in Cheyenne.

Her current husband, Gerald Uden, 71, pleaded guilty to the triple murder of his ex-wife and her two children last November. Gerald Uden told the court he shot and killed Virginia Uden, Richard Uden and Reagan Uden in the Pavillion area in 1980, put their bodies in barrels and dumped them in Fremont Lake. The couple was arrested for the cold cases at their home in Chadwick, Missouri.

Alice Uden was convicted of second-degree murder Ronald Holtz in either 1974 or 1975. Published reports indicate that she testified she killed the man in defending her 2-year-old daughter. Holtz’s body was found in a mine last summer between Laramie and Cheyenne. The jury was reportedly out for about 13 hours before it returned with a verdict. She faces a potential sentence of 20 years to life.