30 year sentence in death of woman killed for car

6:13 AM, May 29, 2013   |    comments
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CARLTON, Minn. - A Duluth man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a woman after arguing about drugs.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Siewert admitted strangling Christyna Watson and hitting her in the head with a hammer. Her body was found outside a home on the Fond du Lac Reservation last October after she had been missing for about a month.

The Duluth News Tribune says Siewert is accused of taking Watson's car and trading it for 2 ounces of methamphetamine in the Twin Cities.

Two other adults were charged with helping Siewert cover up the crime.

Siewert also pleaded guilty in a separate case for an assault with a weapon and was sentenced to 4½ years in prison to be served at the same time as the murder sentence.

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