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Warren County man gets life in prison for killing girlfriend

Saturday, February 28, 2009 | 2:53 p.m. CST; updated 4:13 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 28, 2009

WARRENTON — A Warren County judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for strangling his girlfriend with a hair dryer cord.

Kenneth Wayne Beck, 36, admitted he killed 33-year-old Stacie Hough in a June 2006 argument in the mobile home they shared.

He was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

In the bench trial, Beck asked Circuit Judge James R. Hartenbach to find him guilty of a lesser charge that could have made him eligible for parole. Beck said he never intended to kill Hough.

 


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