Alexei Kabanov, 38, founder of a cafe chain in Moscow, said he strangled his wife, Irina, 39, in a fit of rage Jan. 3, then cut up her body and stowed it in a friend's car for disposal later, RIA Novosti reported.
An investigation revealed Kabanov killed his wife, a broadcast journalist and mother of three children, during an argument after she learned he was having an affair. Kabanov strangled her with a computer cord as their children slept in another room, then carved up her body in a bathroom.
Experts found that Kabanov was not mentally ill but did suffer from a "histrionic personality disorder," RIA Novosti reported
The court that sentenced Kabanov also ordered him to pay $46,000 in compensation to his mother-in-law.
The Ukraine-born victim was a freelance radio editor who co-hosted several shows on psychology on the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.