Anamosa Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Thomas Woodard Jr. and Michael Dutcher

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(Anamosa, IA) -- An inmate who killed two workers at the Anamosa State Penitentiary has been sentenced to life in prison.

Thomas Woodard Jr. pled guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping, and attempted murder.

29-year-old Michael Dutcher was the other man involved in the killings of correctional officer Robert McFarland and nurse Lorena Shulte.

He will face his bench trial in September.

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