SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man accused of killing one of his two wives testified in court that he fatally stabbed the woman during an argument, then panicked and mutilated her body before burying her in the Arizona desert. Sean Goff, 38, took the witness stand in his murder trial. Joy Risker, 25. disappeared on Sept. 19, 2003, after having dinner with Goff at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Risker was one of two women married to Goff, who confessed to the murder in 2003. Risker, Goff and Sheila Goff shared a home in San Diego. Risker
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Goff was convicted July 27, 2006 on first degree murder in the death of Joy Risker. On September 15, 2006, he was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison.
A polygamist killed the mother of two of his three young children and disfigured her before burying the body in the Arizona desert, a prosecutor said today, but his attorney said the case wasn’t as it seemed. Sean Goff, 38, is accused in the murder of 25-year-old Joy Risker, who disappeared on Sept. 19, 2003, after having dinner with him at the Hotel Del Coronado. A camper in Maricopa County, near Gila Bend, Ariz., happened upon her grave three months later. Risker had been stabbed nine to 11 times in the chest, her fingertips cut off, her teeth sawed out