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Man receives prison term for ’07 killing

A 41-year-old man convicted of killing a man he thought was having an affair with his wife was sentenced Tuesday to spend at least 20 years in prison before he can be paroled.

District Judge Michelle Leavitt sentenced Mario Lino to 20 years to 50 years in prison for killing Mark Haberman, 48. Authorities said Lino shot and killed Haberman at Haberman’s house near Decatur and Lake Mead boulevards on April 23, 2007.

At the time of the shooting, Lino’s wife, who operated a pool maintenance company, was at Haberman’s house installing a pump on his pool.

Lino’s case gained notice because he once was represented by personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner. Lerner was taken off the case after he missed the first day of Lino’s murder trial in January.

At the time, Lerner said he was out of town. Leavitt later fined Lerner more than $2,500 and ordered him to pay Lino’s attorney fees.

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