Montana Man Gets 105 years in Prison for Frying Pan Slaying
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who hit his wife in the head with a frying pan, slit her throat and tried to dispose of the body at a landfill has been sentenced to 105 years in prison.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Jake Collins was sentenced Monday for the Jan. 1, 2017, death of his 32-year-old wife, Crystal.
The Bozeman man, who pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide and evidence tampering, acknowledged hitting his wife when she told him she was going to leave him because he had been a bad father. Investigators say Collins told them he drank 17 beers, a shot of whiskey and smoked marijuana that night.
According to court documents, Collins also tried to dispose of the body at a landfill. It was closed for the holiday, so he returned home.