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Utah man sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for  murdering his ex-girlfriend



Provo, UT – According to the court documents, his name is Andy Dane Oketang Dennis and he will serve 15 years to life in prison, with credit for 443 days already served.

The 38-year-old man was sentenced Friday.

He admitted to murdering ex-girlfriend Lopine Toilolo and leaving her body in Ogden Canyon last year.

The defendant had pleaded guilty on July 22 to murder, a first-degree felony, in a plea deal that resulted in the dismissal without prejudice of three other charges.

His 30-year-old ex-girlfriend was killed on May 10, 2020, and her body was found two days later near the Ogden River.

Prosecutors say the defendant had been picked up by Dennis and taken to his apartment.

Besides the sentence of 15 years to life in prison, 2nd District  Judge Joseph Bean ruled Dennis pay a fee of $25,000 in the case.