Auman to Halfway House

By: AP
By: AP

For years, the widow of a Denver police officer killed in a 1997 shooting wanted the only person sent to prison in the case to accept some sort of responsibility.

She got her wish today as a judge approved a 20-year sentence in community corrections for Lisl Auman.

The 29-year-old admitted her role in the burglary that ended in the death of Bruce VanderJagt. She had been serving life without parole until the state Supreme Court overturned her sentence this year.

Anna VanderJagt says she had a change of heart and decided to support Auman's new sentence two months ago as she was preparing for surgery. Auman said she probably wouldn't have gotten out of prison without her support.

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