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Associated Press - November 2, 2008 1:44 PM ET

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a 59-year-old Norwalk woman convicted of manslaughter last month in her husband's death could still inherit his $1.2 million estate.
Mary Ann Langley's attorneys and family say the jury's failure to convict her of murder could preserve her claim to 55-year-old James Langley's estate.
James Langley died in December 2006 of burns after gasoline on his clothes caught on fire.
Prosecutors say Mary Ann Langley threw gasoline on him and lit a match in revenge for his infidelity. Her attorney and supporters believe James Langley accidentally caused the fire during a daze brought on by his unregulated diabetes.
State law only prohibits convicted murderers from inheriting from their victims, not those convicted of manslaughter.
Mary Ann Langley is seeking a new trial.

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