Man sentenced to 40 years in Richmond couple’s 2010 deaths

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – A former Eastern Kentucky University student has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the kidnapping and murder of a Richmond couple in 2010.

Media report Daniel Keene apologized before he was sentenced Tuesday, saying he was “truly and eternally sorry” for the killings of 30-year-old Sonsarary Warford and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Charles DeMarcus Walker, whose bodies were found buried in a Richmond field four years ago.

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Keene pleaded guilty in March to murder, kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, burglary and tampering with evidence.

Keene told police he dug the grave while co-defendant Matt Denholm tortured and executed Warford and Walker. Denholm pleaded guilty in 2014 to the deaths and to an unrelated murder and was sentenced to life without parole for 25 years.

An affidavit in the case said Walker was targeted in a contract killing.


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