RIVERTON, Wyo. — A Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his former roommate with a claw hammer.

Florin Brandon Wyatt, of Riverton, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Norman Young in Riverton. Wyatt had pleaded guilty previously to first-degree murder.

Authorities say Wyatt beat 56-year-old Keith Stephenson, of Riverton, to death last March 3.

The Ranger reports (http://bit.ly/2ximgJY ) that at the time of the murder, Wyatt had been staying in the basement of Stephenson’s house and Stephenson had decided Wyatt needed to move out.

After Stephenson was killed, police say Wyatt dragged the body out into the garage and covered it with towels and blankets. He then went back into the house, loaded a pistol, returned to the garage, and shot Stephenson once in the back.

Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, http://www.dailyranger.com

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