David DeWild
David DeWild (Handout / Jeffco DA)

Daniel DeWild was convicted in November of conspiracy and accessory charges in the death of Heather DeWild, but the jury was deadlocked on a first-degree murder charge. He previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal between the legal teams. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 74 years in prison.

DeWild killed Heather in July 2003. She disappeared days before their divorce was to be finalized. Her body was found a month later.

DeWild received the maximum sentence on conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and accessory to murder convictions on Thursday. The judge declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder charge in November after a hung jury.

Prosecutors say DeWild and his twin, David, plotted the killing together. David DeWild testified that his brother hung Heather. Daniel confessed to striking his estranged wife on the head and hanging her.

Get more on Daniel DeWild's sentencing on 9News.com.


Originally, due to a reporting error, DeWild's sentence length was reported incorrectly. He has been sentenced to 74 years in prison.




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