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Hot Springs Man Convicted Of Killing His Mother

July 15, 2014, 5:05 PM

Hot Springs Man Convicted Of Killing His Mother
2011

RAPID CITY, SD -

Jurors in Rapid City have convicted a Hot Springs man of killing his mother and hiding her body three years ago.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Matthew Tornquist was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder and grand theft. The murder count carries a mandatory life sentence and grand theft has a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

The jury found that he killed 56-year-old Catherine Tornquist in October 2011 in Fall River County, stole money from her and hid her body, which has not been found even after more than 50 searches.

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