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Iowa man convicted of killing and dismembering his wife last year was sentenced to 50 years in prison

IOWA – According to the court documents, his name is Datron Simmons and he was sentenced Friday.

Officials say that his sentence requires him to serve 35 years behind bars.

Simmons was convicted of second-degree murder last month.

He killed his wife on Sept. 6, 2020, at their home on the 2100 block of 23rd Street in Des Moines. 

Investigators found her body near a wooded area a few days later.

According to the court documents, Simmons admitted to disposing of her body in an attempt to conceal her death.

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