DENVER — A man is facing 48 years in prison after shooting his wife in the head and then telling authorities she had shot herself .
Cain Wilkens, 45, was sentenced to 48 years in prison on Jan. 25 for the death of his wife, Clarissa Wilkens, 30.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2018, officers responded to a home on the 1500 block of S. Albion Street in response to a reported attempted suicide. Wilkens said his wife had tried to shoot herself after a birthday party at their home.
Responding officers found Clarissa Wilkens dead in a bedroom. They also found evidence of a scuffle, including a broken picture frame and items that had been tipped over.
He was found guilty on Nov. 20 of shooting his wife in the head after a birthday party at their home on the 1500 block of S. Albion Street on Jan. 21, 2018. After a five-day jury trial, he was
found guilty of second-degree murder