Dale Bruner sentenced to 112 years in Stephanie Bruner's death in Silverthorne in 2010

Stephanie Bruner found strangled in Blue River

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. - A judge Friday sentenced a Summit County man to 112 years in prison for the death of his wife.

Stephanie Bruner disappeared in November 2010 from her home in Silverthorne.

Bruner's husband, Dale, told police his wife went for a walk about 10:30 p.m. and didn't come home.

Dale Bruner reported her missing Tuesday morning about 8 a.m.

Her body was found three days later in the Blue River, near her home.

Prosecutors said strangulation, blunt force trauma, hypothermia and drowning were contributing factors in her death.

Stephanie Bruner had filed for divorce three weeks before her death.

Dale Bruner was indicted by a county grand jury seven months later. He was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and tampering with evidence.

In July, Dale Bruner was found guilty of second-degree murder. 

District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said the judge sentenced Bruner to 112 years. The maximum was 115 years.

Bruner did not speak in court, but Hurlbert told 7NEWS the family gave a very powerful statement.

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