The Iowa farmer who was found guilty of killing his wife with a corn rake was sentenced to life in prison on Friday afternoon. You can watch a replay of the sentencing hearing in the video above.
Todd Mullis, a Delaware County farmer who learned his wife was cheating on him, was found guilty of first-degree murder for repeatedly impaling her in the back with a corn rake and leaving her body to be discovered by the couple’s teenage son, a jury found last September.
Mullis, 43, rolled his eyes as the verdict was read on Sept. 23, 2019. A first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life prison term.
Prosecutors said Mullis killed his wife, Amy, 39, with the corn rake on Nov 10, 2018, on their farm in rural Earlville.
They argued the hog-and-soybean farmer had an obvious motive: Not only was he angry she was having an affair and wanted to end their 14-year marriage, he feared losing half his land and potentially millions of dollars if she filed for divorce.
Amy Mullis was discovered in the farm’s shed by her then-13-year-old son — a corn rake sticking out of her back.