Widow of slain Colorado prisons chief may testify

DENVER (AP) — The widow of Colorado's slain prisons director will get the opportunity to speak publicly about her husband's death during a sentencing hearing scheduled Monday for a woman who gave his presumed killer the murder weapon.

On Monday, a federal court judge is set to sentence 23-year-old Stevie Vigil.

Vigil pleaded guilty to buying a handgun used in the killing last year of corrections chief Tom Clements. She faces up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors say parolee Evan Ebel also used the gun to kill second man and wound a sheriff's deputy in Texas, where Ebel fled after Clements' death. Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities.

The judge has allowed Clements' widow, Lisa, and others to testify. It was unclear Monday if she would address the court.

Clements was fatally shot when he answered the door of his Monument home March 19.