Nima Nassiri to spend up to 40 years in prison

HOUGHTON — The Dollar Bay man who was convicted of murdering his wife will spend up to 40 years in prison.

Nima Nassiri, 34, was sentenced Wednesday in Houghton County Circuit Court to a minimum of 20 years behind bars.  He was credited with 332 days served.

A jury found Nassiri guilty of second degree murder in September.

Nassiri assaulted his wife, 27-year-old Senaz Nezami, in December 2013.  She died from injuries sustained during the assault.