A Wyoming teen-ager convicted of strangling to death a western Nebraska jailer has been sentenced to at least 60 years in prison.
Dylan Cardeilhac, who is now 16, was 15 years old when serving time in the Scotts Bluff County Jail for robbing a Mitchell, Nebraska convenience store at gunpoint. He attacked and strangled jailer Amanda Baker a year ago.
Baker was taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, where she was later declared dead.
Cardeilhac, from Torrington, Wyoming, had originally been charged with first-degree murder. In November, he was convicted of second-degree murder.
District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman sentenced Cardeilhac to 60 years to life in prison, siting the youth’s criminal history and lack of remorse.