Man sentenced for killing girlfriend

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WEST JORDAN -- A sentence of 15 years to life in prison was handed down Wednesday to a West Jordan man convicted of shooting and killing his girlfriend.

Parley Dutson was 19 in 2007 when he shot and killed 15-year-old Kara Hopkins after she refused to have sex with him at a party.

He was convicted of first-degree felony murder, but that conviction was later thrown out and a new trial was granted.

Dutson reached a plea deal with prosecutors before the second trial began.

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