- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Arizona has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1RldE7J) 51-year-old James Collins was credited with 378 days served.

Last month, Collins entered his plea in the 2014 shooting death of Cynthia Marie Horn in Yucca.

After the killing, prosecutors say Collins transported the body in her vehicle to Yuma County where he buried it on family property and then drove to Mexico.

Collins was captured in Yuma last May.

He pleaded guilty to avoid felony charges of abandonment of a dead body, theft of means of transportation and failure to comply with sex offender status.

Prosecutors sought a long sentence because Collins buried Horn’s body and shot her twice in the back of her head.


Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, https://www.kingmandailyminer.com

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