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BREAKING NEWS: Frias sentenced to life without parole in murder of Janett Reyna

Beverly Bryant - March 29, 2019 1:14 pm

NEWKIRK — Luis Octavio Frias, 34, today entered a plea of guilty to first degree murder in the Aug. 8, 2013, stabbing death of his estranged wife, Janett Reyna, in Blackwell.

Judge Lee Turner sentenced Frias to life without the possibility of parole on the murder charge

Reyna, who was 29 at the time of her death, was stabbed 41 times, according to investigators. The stabbing occurred at her mother-in-law’s apartment, in front of her three children with Frias.

Frias also pleaded no contest to a felony charge of conspiracy. He was charged with conspiring with his mother to lure Reyna to the mother’s home. Turner sentenced him to 10 years on the conspiracy charge, to be served consecutively after the life sentence.

This story will be updated with details from today’s hearing, including victims’ impact statements.

 

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