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Colorado man gets 20 years in prison for fatal shooting

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Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-01 18:30:40-04

DENVER (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of a woman whose body was dumped in the mountains west of Denver.

The Denver Post reports 22-year-old Shawrae Butler, of Aurora, was sentenced Thursday for the death of 20-year-old Queen Ashby. He struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit second-degree murder and tampering with a body.

A group of people were doing drugs at Ashby’s Aurora apartment when witnesses say Butler shot her in the head April 1, 2017.

Ashby, the mother of a 6-month-old, was found dumped along the side of a road in Clear Creek County a week later.