Man Who Helped Kill Bride Sentenced
Mar. 23, 2002
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) _ A man who admitted he helped kill a mail-order bride was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.
Daniel Larson, 21, told authorities he strangled 20-year-old Anastasia King with a necktie while her 270-pound husband sat on top of her. Larson, who had been a boarder in the Kings' home, had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Larson testified against the husband, Indle King Jr., at his trial.
King, 40, was convicted last month of first-degree murder and witness tampering in the death of his wife on Sept. 22, 2000. He was to be sentenced next week.
The Kings were married in 1998 through a service that matches prospective mates. She was from the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
Prosecutors said King had filed for divorce before his wife disappeared. Her body was found on an Indian reservation.