Woman sentenced in prison's director slaying case

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Associated Press

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 4:04 PM

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a woman to 27 months in prison for buying the handgun that was used to kill Colorado's prisons director last year.

Stevie Vigil pleaded guilty to buying the weapon that parolee Evan Ebel allegedly used to fatally shoot corrections chief Tom Clements when he answered the door of his home in Monument, about 50 miles south of Denver.

Prosecutors say parolee Evan Ebel also used the gun to kill a second man and wound a sheriff's deputy in Texas, where Ebel fled after Clements' death. Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities.

With Ebel dead, Vigil has so far been the only person to face a criminal charge related to the prison chief's killing. The 23-year-old was also sentenced to three years supervision. She had faced a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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