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Judge Sentences Fairbanks Murderer to 70 Years

Published On: Nov 05 2013 02:59:12 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska -

A Fairbanks man who pleaded guilty to strangling his girlfriend has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 36-year-old Nyrobbie Chandler was sentenced Tuesday in the death of Kaylynn Bishop in May 2012.

Chandler hid her body and later impersonated her with text messages. The partially buried body was found on May 9, 2012, behind an abandoned vehicle near North Pole.

Bishop worked as a waitress. Chandler had been banned from the Hideout Lounge for confronting male patrons and prosecutors described him as a jealous boyfriend.

Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship calls Chandler a dangerous person who needed to be removed from society to protect the public.

Chandler's attorney read Chandler's apology to Bishop's family

Blankenship says he's not convinced the apology was sincere.