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Tonch Weldon sentenced to life in prison


A rural Blairstown man will spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole.

39-year-old Tonch Weldon was sentenced Monday in Iowa County court for killing Amy Gephart at his home in June 2009.  Gephart was involved in a relationship with Weldon and Weldon's wife, Amanda. The shooting happened after Amanda threatened to leave Tonch for Gephart. He then turned the gun on himself.

Weldon did not make a statement during Monday's sentencing. An Iowa County clerk says he will likely be taken to the Oakdale prison Tuesday.

Weldon was found guilty by an Iowa County jury last month.

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