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Source: ABC News

Why Raven Abaroa Is a Free Man Today and Where He Is Now


Raven Abaroa walked out of prison a free man a little over a year ago, which may be baffling to people familiar with the case of his wife's stabbing death in 2005. Despite the gruesome nature of Janet Christianson Abaroa's death, her killer served a little under eight years in prison for the crime. The short sentence is owed to the Alford plea he took for a reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter.

So what was the case against him, and why did the state agree to a plea rather than a second trial for first degree murder? Read on for a summary of the case and an update on where Raven Abaroa is now.