Man accused in U of U student’s death pleads guilty; sentenced to life in prison
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Austin Jeffery Boutain

via KSTU:

SALT LAKE CITY -- (KSTU) -- The man accused of killing University of Utah student ChenWei Guo last October has pleaded guilty to several charges and learned his sentence Wednesday.

A judge sentenced Austin Jeffery Boutain to life in prison without the possibility of parole for aggravated murder.

Boutain also received a sentence of five years to life for attempted aggravated murder, 15 years to life for aggravated kidnapping, one to 15 years for aggravated assault by a prisoner and zero to five years to life for damaging a jail.

The latter two charges relate to an incident in January in which Boutain is accused of attacking a fellow inmate with a sharp weapon possibly constructed from a set of nail clippers.

According to the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, Boutain allegedly killed Guo in Red Butte Canyon back on Oct. 30 in an attempt to rob or kidnap him and a female passenger who was in the vehicle with Guo.

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