GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man implicated in the death of his twin’s estranged wife has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

David DeWild was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder in the death of his sister-in-law, Heather DeWild of Edgewater.

She disappeared in 2003 days before her divorce from David DeWild’s twin, Daniel, was finalized. Her body was later found in a shallow grave off U.S. 6.

Jurors convicted Daniel DeWild last year of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and accessory to murder, but they deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge.

Daniel DeWild later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Prosecutors say he faces 72 to 75 years in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Feb. 28.

David DeWild, Daniel DeWild (credit: Jefferson County DA)

David DeWild, Daniel DeWild, right (credit: Jefferson County DA)

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