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Man gets life sentence in slaying of college student

November 26, 2018

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man convicted of murdering a woman who went to his home to provide a massage has been sentenced to life without parole.

Media outlets report a judge sentenced 26-year-old Chris Landry to prison Monday for the slaying last year of 24-year-old Kayla Denham.

Denham was a college student. Livingston Parish jurors convicted Landry of second-degree murder in her death last month.

Prosecutors say Landry killed Denham after hiring her for a paid, sensual massage. Prosecutors say Denham was repeatedly beaten in the head with a club before Landry strangled her. Her body was found in a backyard shed hours later.

The victim’s mother, Amy Lewis, told Landry she hopes he’s haunted by the killing the rest of his life.

Landry didn’t speak during the hearing.

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