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Fort McMurray teen sentenced to life for woman's murder

A teenager in Fort McMurray has been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder of a woman and aggravated assault of a child.

16-year-old not eligible for parole for 7 years for atack on woman, child

A teenager in Fort McMurray has been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder of a woman and aggravated assault of a child.

Rayden Dawson Tilley, 18, was convicted in the murder of a 31-year-old woman two years ago in the northeast Alberta municipality.

A young child was also found in the home with serious injuries at the time.

Police were alerted to the Nov. 26, 2011 attack after investigating a vehicle collision involving the woman's car. The driver had abandoned the vehicle.

The vehicle's registration led police to the woman's home where they found the woman's body and the child.

Tilley was arrested two weeks later after police responded to another break-and-enter and alleged sexual assault of a child. But police say no one in the home was physically injured.

The court sentenced Tilley as an adult, even though he was only 16 when the crimes were committed.

He won't be eligible for parole for seven years.
 

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