Woman sentenced to 25 years in Kansas man’s death

PITTSBURG, Kansas (AP) – 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.

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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