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Man gets life for raping, killing woman in Sioux Falls home

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls man will spend the rest of his life in prison for raping and killing a Sioux Falls woman in her home. A jury last November convicted 42-year-old Christopher Kryger of first-degree murder, forcible rape and first-...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - A Sioux Falls man will spend the rest of his life in prison for raping and killing a Sioux Falls woman in her home.

A jury last November convicted 42-year-old Christopher Kryger of first-degree murder, forcible rape and first-degree burglary. He was sentenced Thursday to life behind bars with no possibility of parole on the murder charge.

Kryger was arrested in March 2014 after 56-year-old Kari Anne Kirkegaard was found dead in her bathtub.

Prosecutors say DNA and other evidence show that Kryger raped and killed Kirkegaard. Kryger maintained the two had consensual sex and that he didn't kill her.

 

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