Brian Burns Sentenced to 40 Years for Murdering His Wife

Sep 8, 2020

A southern Illinois doctor convicted of killing his estranged wife and burning the body has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to online Saline County Court records.

Brian Burns is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for trying to arrange the kidnapping of a Saline County prosecutor.

Authorities say Brian Burns decided to kill Carla Burns in 2016 because he was going to take a financial hit if she filed a separate tax return during their divorce proceedings.

Burns claimed his wife shot herself.