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Man Could Get Life In Prison For Murder Of Ventura County Woman

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 12:43am

A man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of killing a woman in Ventura County during a robbery, and dumping her body in the ocean.

James Wilkerson was convicted of first degree murder for the November, 2011 strangling of Sarah Overholser.

Prosecutors say Wilkerson, aided by his girlfriend Kristina Canell, killed the 33 year old woman, and the two then took the victim’s van.

Canell pled guilty to manslaughter, and testified against Wilkerson.

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