A Webbwood man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for murdering his spouse.

According to Sudbury court documents, Joseph Michael Pollard, piled clothes and other materials on the body of his wife and lit the room on fire after strangling her death.

The 32-year-old was under a court order not to be at the residence following a conviction of assault with a weapon.

Pollard had been initially charged with first degree murder in the death of 32-year-old mother of three, Alicia Armstrong, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter last week.

The murder took place April 3rd, 2017.

The 21-year sentence was issued by Superior Court Justice Robbie Gordon.

Gordon also issued a lifetime weapons ban and a DNA order.