After luring the victim into a home, Patterson said Winter made multiple Google searches, including, "Sulfuric acid on animals," "Can acid dissolve a body?" and "55 gallon drum."
In September 2022, Winter was found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. Several months later, on Friday, Jan. 20, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to Patterson.
Two other people involved in the kidnapping and murder, William Skaggs, 25, and Kaleigh Pickle, 27, were already sentenced, KOLR reports.
Skaggs reportedly pleaded guilty to kidnapping and involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years for kidnapping and five for the manslaughter charge.
Pickle was sentenced to five years in prison for kidnapping, KOLR reports.
The two were reportedly facing second-degree murder charges initially.