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Hot Springs man convicted of killing his mother gets life in prison

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Hot Springs man convicted of killing his mother gets life in prison
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs man convicted of killing his mother three years ago and hiding her body will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Attorney General Marty Jackley and Custer County prosecutor Matt Brown say 28-year-old Matthew Tornquist was sentenced Tuesday to life with no possibility for parole. Tornquist also got 10 years on a grand theft charge.

Authorities say Tornquist killed 56-year-old Catherine Tornquist in October 2011 in Fall River County, stole money from her and hid her body. A Pennington County jury last month found Tornquist guilty of first-degree murder and grand theft.

The woman's body has not been found despite more than 50 searches.

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