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Daniel Arteaga Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

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Daniel Arteaga was sentenced for the murder of Kim Schmidt on Thursday Daniel Arteaga was sentenced for the murder of Kim Schmidt on Thursday
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Arteaga was convicted of murdering 34-year-old Schmidt, who he dated for more than 6 years in April. While Arteaga dated Schmidt he was married to a different woman for more than 20 years. Police believe Arteaga killed Schmidt around the turn of the New Year in 2012.

On New Year’s Day Kim’s mom Toni went to her daughter's home. When she arrived at the house she found Kim in her bed, murdered, with a gunshot wound to the head.

While Toni entered the house she had Daniel Arteaga on the phone so she could talk to somebody while she made her way inside. Little did she know she was talking with the suspected killer. She later asked Arteaga to call 911, a 911 call that would later be used against him in court.

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