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Man sentenced in killing of Montrose woman found at quarry

MONTROSE, Colorado ” A man accused in the death of a Montrose woman whose remains were found buried at a rock quarry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Lionel Lopez pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of accessory to first-degree murder in the 2003 death of 47-year-old Irene Trujillo.

Trujillo’s remains were found a few months later at a rock quarry she owned with her estranged husband. Her body had been dismembered, burned and left in a hole encased in concrete.

An autopsy revealed she was shot in the head.

Lopez had been an employee of Montrose Stone Inc., and was accused of stealing a television and other items from her home after she disappeared.

Montrose County District Attorney Myrl Serra says the investigation into Trujillo’s death remains open.


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