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▣ Colorado man leads police to wife's body in 1995 no-body murder case

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Suspect in notorious 1995 Greeley cold case murder leads investigators to wife’s remains in plea deal
John Sandoval placed Tina Sandoval’s body in a grave where a man was later buried

By Kirk Mitchell | kmitchell@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: March 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm | UPDATED: March 31, 2017 at 11:48 pm
John Sandoval pleaded guilty to death of estranged wife
John Sandoval, whose first-degree murder conviction in the death of his estranged wife was overturned last year, led investigators to her remains in exchange for a plea deal.

The remains of Kristina “Tina” Tournai Sandoval have been exhumed from where he buried her beneath a grave in Sunset Memorial Garden cemetery where a World War II veteran was later interred. She was found inside a wrapping 21 inches below the bottom of the grave.

Sandoval on Friday pleaded guilty in Greeley District Court to second-degree murder. He will serve 25 years in prison and five years on parole. His sentence was dated back to August 2010 when he was convicted of first-degree murder.

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