FRESNO, California — A Central California man will spend the rest of his life behind bars following his conviction in the strangling death of his 41-year-old wife.
A Fresno County judge sentenced 37-year-old Keith Beyer on Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Beyer was also convicted in December of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint before killing his wife.
Authorities say Beyer tied a shoelace from one of his boots around his wife's neck in November 2012.
The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1udZIYp ) friends and relatives of Sandra Beyer applauded after the sentence was announced.
Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com