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Posted: Thursday, 31 July 2014 6:47AM

Salina Man Sentenced to Life for Woman's Slaying



SALINA, Kan. - A Kansas judge has sentenced a Salina man to life in prison for killing a 27-year-old woman whose beaten body was found in a ravine off Interstate 135. The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/UNmFRl ) reports a judge on Wednesday rejected 33-year-old Dane DeWeese's request for a new trial in the April 2013 death of Kristin Taylor.
 
DeWeese was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in April after a two-week trial. He must serve at least 25 years of the life sentence and nearly 11 years for the conspiracy charge before being eligible for parole. A second man, Joel Heil, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years. DeWeese's girlfriend, Megan Wells, was sentenced to probation for helping DeWeese escape arrest.

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Locations : KansasSalina
People : Dane DeWeeseJoel HeilKristin TaylorMegan Wells
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Salina Man Sentenced to Life for Woman's Slaying
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