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Ash gets life in prison


Vencil Ash was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday afternoon in Kimball County District Court.

Ash was found guilty early last month in the 2003 murder of Ryan Guitron. Tuesday in court, he was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole. The facility where he will be detained will be determined by the Nebraska Department of Corrections at a later time.

Prior to Tuesday’s sentencing, Ash made a motion for a new trial. That motion was denied. Ash said Tuesday that the murder was not committed in Kimball County, but rather in Weld County in Colorado. He said the...

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