- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) - A 46-year-old man has been given 30 years to life for killing a Colorado man at a camp for transients in western Nebraska.

David Saxton was sentenced on Monday in Lincoln County District Court. He’d pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez, of Hoehne (HOH’-nee), Colorado.

Sanchez’s body was found last September near the camp along the South Platte River near the city of North Platte. Authorities say he was beaten to death by Saxton and another man, 31-year-old Randy Nevsimal. Nevsimal has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.

In April another co-defendant, Maybelle Collins, was given 364 days in jail. She’d been convicted of false reporting.

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