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Hatchet Slaying Suspect Sentenced
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) -- A Fort Dodge woman has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection to a hatchet slaying last year.
23-year-old Holly Ekstrom received the sentence Monday. A judge told her he rejected a recommended probation sentence as part of a plea deal because Ekstrom admitted to lying to investigators.
Ekstrom recently pleaded guilty to aggravated misdemeanors in connection with the July 2013 death of 22-year-old Steven Fisher. She said she saw Ronald Dilley kill 22-year-old Steven Fisher. She admitted to driving Dilley away from the scene and disposing of evidence in the case.
Dilley earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case. He is serving 50 years in prison.Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.