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Teen Sentenced in Counselor's Killing

Teen Sentenced in Counselor's Killing



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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A judge yesterday sentenced an 18-year-old man in the death of a female counselor to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In March Robert Cameron Houston pleaded guilty to killing Raechale Elton last year. The 22-year-old woman gave Houston a ride from a group home to a nearby independent living center during a snowstorm.

Houston raped Elton at knife point before fatally stabbing her. Last month a jury heard five days of testimony about the killing before deciding Houston should spend the rest of his life in prison.

He was originally charged with a capital crime, but the death penalty was ruled out because Houston was a minor when he committed the murder.

An attorney for Houston says the young man is filled with remorse.

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Information from: The Deseret News, www.desnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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