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Man sentenced for murder

A Wyoming man convicted of killing a Colorado man whose body was found in western Nebraska has been sentenced to life in prison.

 Vencil Ash III, of Cheyenne, Wyo., was convicted last month of first-degree murder in Kimball County District Court. The 41-year-old Ash was charged with killing Ryan Guitron, of Fort Collins, Colo., in 2003. Guitron's remains were found at an abandoned farm near Bushnell in 2010.

 Authorities believe Ash took Guitron to an abandoned farm, shot him and buried him in a woodpile.

 Kelly Meehan, who told investigators of the crime, also was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months to five years in prison for being an accessory to the crime. The 24-year-old Meehan, of Fort Collins, Colo., would have been 15 when the shooting occurred.

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