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