- Associated Press - Thursday, October 29, 2020

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man has been sentenced to two life sentences for the killing of a pregnant Kansas mother who was found dead on Christmas Day in 2018.

Dion Jamal Green, 35, was sentenced Wednesday to two consecutive life terms with no possibility of parole for the December 2018 deaths of 31-year-old Jenna Schafer, of Junction City, and her unborn child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news release.

Early in the case, prosecutors had said Green was hired to kill Schafer, who was found dead in a Junction City apartment on Christmas Day 2018. But a second man who was arrested in the case and accused of hiring Green had charges against him dropped in February. Prosecutors have not said why those charges were dropped.

Schafer was the mother of two other daughters who were living with their grandmother at the time of Schafer’s death. The family told officials they made several frantic calls trying to reach Schafer on Christmas Day before learning she had been found dead in a trailer in Junction City.

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