Butler County Times Gazette
  • Woman sentenced to 25 years in Kansas man's death

  • A woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for her role in the methamphetamine-related murder of a Pittsburg man two years ago.
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  • A woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for her role in the methamphetamine-related murder of a Pittsburg man two years ago.
    Thirty-two-year-old Amie Lee Ryburn of Pittsburg was sentenced Monday in Crawford County District Court for second-degree murder and manufacture of methamphetamine in the death of 29-year-old Ian Monaghan.
    Monaghan's body was discovered in a farm field west of Pittsburg in July 2010. He had been beaten and shot multiple times.
    Investigators stopped Ryburn and Charles F. Mitchell later that night in a truck that contained a meth lab.
    The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/12WQhMz ) investigators seized another meth lab at a trailer park outside Pittsburg connected to the case.
    Mitchell has pleaded innocent to first-degree murder. A third man was charged with obstruction.

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