Hot Springs man sentenced for murdering his mother
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - A Hot Springs man convicted of killing his mother three years ago and hiding her body will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Custer County prosecutor Matt Brown say 28-year-old Matthew Tornquist was sentenced Tuesday to life with no possibility for parole. Tornquist also got 10 years on a grand theft charge.
Authorities say Tornquist killed 56-year-old Catherine Tornquist in October 2011 in Fall River County, stole money from her and hid her body. A Pennington County jury last month found Tornquist guilty of first-degree murder and grand theft.
The woman's body has not been found despite more than 50 searches.