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Woman Sentenced in Homicide Case

Officials with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General announced the sentencing for a woman who reportedly helped a Bedford man dispose of the body of the man he allegedly killed.

Authorities say Courtney Boden, 25, was sentenced last week to serve 2 1/4 to 12 years in prison.

Boden previously pleaded guilty to charges of abuse of a corpse, two counts of conspiracy to that abuse, and four counts of tampering with evidence.

She was charged last November after investigators say she reportedly helped Derek Louk dispose of his cousin, Tyler Matthai’s, body after he was killed.

Investigators noted that Boden is the mother of Matthai’s children and was his “estranged” girlfriend.

“Mr. Matthai was brutally murdered and, to make a horrific situation even worse, his body was burned and moved to prevent investigators from finding the killer,” Attorney General Michelle Henry said. “While Ms. Boden did not pull the trigger, she received this significant prison sentence because she played a key role in the attempted cover-up.”

According to investigators, Boden also attempted to clean blood stains from a vehicle, destroy other evidence, and assist in attempting to sell the murder weapon.

Police claim that Boden was present during a conflict between Louk and Matthai and saw Louk fatally shoot Matthai.

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