ROCKLAND (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff is due to be sentenced this week.

Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday for Charles Black, who faces up to 30 years in prison for his conviction of six felonies including attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Charles Black and Lisa Zahn, retired teachers from Kansas, argued over an affair he had with an Arizona woman and the way he spent inheritance money before he attacked her.

A jury convicted Black of hitting Zahn with a rock before pushing her off an 800-foot cliff in April 2011. Both ended up falling down the mountainside and ended up in the hospital.

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