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Jessica Dayton sentenced to life in prison


IOWA COUNTY (KWWL) -- An Iowa County woman convicted of First Degree Murder in April has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Jessica Dayton was convicted of the murder of her former boss, Curtis Bailey, in July of 2009. 

Prosecutors say Dayton planned the murder with Bailey's former girlfriend Denise Frei and Frei's son Jacob Hilgendorf. 

Dayton will be held in Iowa County until she can be transferred to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Oakdale. 

Besides the life sentence, Dayton is also responsible for paying $150,000 to the Curtis Bailey Estate as well as court costs.

Frei and Hilgendorf are scheduled to stand trial in January on First Degree Murder charges.

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