GREELEY, Colo. — A 19-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for her role in the September 2015 death of a woman who reportedly disrespected a biker gang.

The Greeley Tribune reports (bit.ly/2srnnsB) Karly Hanchett of Nunn was sentenced Friday after defense attorneys described the neglect and abuse she suffered as a child and after the victim’s mother, Vonda Holt, said she wondered if Hanchett even knew what love was.

Hanchett pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Tera Lewandowski of Pierce. Her remains were found six months later near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Former Pierce Town Board member Daniel Meyer is serving a life sentence for stabbing Lewandowski. Hanchett was accused of hitting her over the head with a metal pipe.

Seven people were charged in the case.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com

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