FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– The man who pleaded guilty to killing a young mother and dumping her body in Sheldon Lake in Fort Collins was sentenced to life in prison on Monday morning.

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Jeffrey Etheridge (credit: Larimer County)

Jeffrey Etheridge pleaded guilty last month to murdering Helena Hoffman in June of last year. On Monday morning, he was sentenced to life in prison.

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Heather Hoffmann (credit: Fort Collins Police)

Etheridge is a convicted sex offender and was homeless at the time when he attacked Helena Hoffman in June 2017.

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The 23-year-old was walking home from work. Her death led to new concerns about how law enforcement monitors sex offenders who don’t have a permanent address.

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  1. Steve Garden says:

    Jeanna Leslie murdered in downtown Denver. Helena Hoffman murdered in Ft Collins. Both murdered by homeless street hustlers.

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