- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 29-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and setting her house on fire.

Dane Wright will serve at least 29 years in prison for the death of 36-year-old Reyona Caldwell. Her body was found June 2 in the basement of her burning home.

Wright pleaded guilty last month to first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated arson and three counts of child endangerment.

A coroner determined Wright died from head trauma, smoke inhalation and burns, a coroner determined.

Law enforcement issued an Amber Alert for Caldwell’s three children after her body was found. They were later found in a south Wichita motel room. Wright told police he left the kids there to use methamphetamine and visit a casino.


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