A 25-year-old man convicted of killing a St. Ignatius man six years ago has been sentenced to 100 years in prison. District Judge C.B. McNeil sentenced Clifford Oldhorn today (8-31-11).

Oldhorn was convicted in June of deliberate homicide in the July 2005 death of 73-year-old Harold Mitchell Jr. Mitchell's body was found in his burned trailer house. He died of a cut to his carotid artery. Prosecutors say Oldhorn and three others conspired to rob Mitchell and that the house was set on fire to cover up the killing.

The state sought the 100-year sentence after it had to drop the charges against three alleged co-conspirators because Oldhorn refused to testify against them.

Story from AP