Man sentenced to 206-230 years in cold case

LARAMIE (Wyoming News Exchange/Green River Star) – A man who was previously sentenced for a sexual assault in Sweetwater County was recently sentenced for a similar crime in Albany County.

Mark Douglas Burns, 70, of Ogden, Utah, was sentenced Feb. 17 by Albany County Second Judicial District Court Judge Tori Kricken for the 1996 sexual assault of a Laramie resident.

Burns pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault in the first degree; one count of burglary; and one count of kidnapping-confinement. He received a sentence of 206 – 230 years in prison.

In May 2015, after DNA entered into the...


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