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Killer gets life + 334 years in lawyer's murder

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 13:35:15-04

Warren Watson has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole - plus 334 years - for the rape and murder of Lakewood attorney Claudia Miller in 2013.

The 54-year-old man was convicted of several charges Tuesday, including first-degree murder, sexual assault, and aggravated robbery.

Prosecutors say Watson fantasized about attacking a female attorney who practiced family law and planned the crime for months.

Authorities say Watson pretended to be a doctor and used a fake name when he set up an appointment with Miller on March 2013. Miller was beaten and strangled and police found her body in a storage room at her office building.

Authorities arrested Watson days later in Caldwell, Idaho.