Man found guilty in Salina homicide

Kristin Tyler (KSN File Photo)
Kristin Tyler (KSN File Photo)

SALINA, Kan. (AP) – A Salina man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a 27-year-old mother of five children.

A Saline County District Court jury on Tuesday also found Dane DeWeese guilty of conspiracy to commit murder for his role in the April 2013 death of Kristin Tyler.

Tyler’s body was found in rural Salina about two weeks after her family and friends last had contact with her.

The jury deliberated only about two hours before convicting DeWeese. He will be sentenced June 16.

Another man, Joel Heil, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Tyler’s death. He is scheduled to go on trial May 7. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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