Atwood Sentence 

A Canaan man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Cheryl Murdoch.The Superior Court Judge who found Shannon Atwood guilty of killing his girlfriend won’t be handing down his sentence.Justice Nancy Mills found Atwood guilty last summer in the bludgeoning death of 38-year old Murdoch.After the verdict, Atwood’s lawyer claimed Mills’ decision was tainted because the judge knew a woman Atwood had been convicted of assaulting years earlier.Mills decided to recuse herself from sentencing. Atwood was sentenced by Justice Thomas Delahanty II. We’ll have more on the sentencing in tonights news.