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Iowa Man Gets 70 Years in Minn. Woman's Death

Created: 04/22/2014 3:46 PM KSTP.com

A northern Iowa man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison in connection to the December death of a Minnesota woman.
    
Twenty-one-year-old Tailer Handsaker entered a guilty plea Monday in Dickinson County District Court to second-degree murder and two counts of willful injury. A plea deal removed a first-degree murder charge.
    
A judge ordered that the sentences be served consecutively. Handsaker must serve 35 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.
    
The Sioux City Journal reports Handsaker was charged in the death of 36-year-old Sarah Grimmius, of Jackson, Minn. Her body was found at Handsaker's home in early December.
    
Additional information about the circumstances of Grimmius' death has not been released.

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