- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A man who admitted to killing a 23-year-old Springfield woman after breaking into her home and sexually assaulting her has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2jBN1XE ) that Kyle Dean Pfaff was sentenced after changing his plea to guilty Thursday on several different charges, including aggravated murder, burglary and sexual assault. The plea deal helped Pfaff avoid a possible death sentence.

Sarah Ann Coleman came home in July 2015 to find Pfaff had broken into the residence. Authorities say Pfaff then assaulted and sexually abused her before killing the woman and fleeing in her car.

Police arrested him days later near Sutherlin.

Court documents say Pfaff confessed to the crimes. At his sentencing hearing, Pfaff told the judge he deserved a life sentence.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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