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Oklahoma court affirms sentence in dismemberment death

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a woman convicted of murder for helping to dismember her ex-husband's body, which was found underwater in cement-filled buckets.

The court ruled Thursday in the case of 37-year-old Amber Marie Andrews, who was convicted in Garvin County of first-degree murder and other charges in the August 2012 death of Brandon Duran.

Duran's body was found in a pond near Pauls Valley, about 60 miles south of Oklahoma City. A second defendant, 37-year-old Justin Hammer, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life following a separate trial.

In another case, the court upheld the life sentence of 27-year-old Pedro Gaeta in the November 2009 shooting death of Alvaro Deleon during a cookout at a Tulsa County home.

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