Dustin Hilt gets Hard 50 in murder of Keighley Alyea


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On July 13th, 2010, Dustin Hilt was handed down the sentence of Life in Prison. He will have no chance of parole for a minimum of 50 years, getting what is called the Hard 50 sentence. Dustin Hilt was also sentenced to a 165-month consecutive sentence for aggravated kidnapping and 61 months for aggravated robbery.

Keighley Alyea disappeared without a trace. Her car was found and her phone had not been used. Her body was found Monday October 5, 2009 in Cass County, Mo. Three arrests were made. One of the charged, Dustin Hilt, is the ex-boyfriend of Keighley Alyea. Dustin Hilt, 18, Joseph Mattox, 21, and Gerald Calbeck, 18, were all charged with first-degree murderaggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping in Johnson County court.

Motive and method out now are said to be that his ex-girlfriend, Keighley Alyea, had confronted him for reportedly sleeping with her stepsister. All but Hilt have clean Johnson County records and the charges that Hilt has faced previously had all been dropped by the prosecution.

The body was found in a field near East 235th Street and State Route K just north of Harrisonville on October 5, 2009.

It takes quite the man to be one of three beating an 18 year old girl to death with a jack handle. If you believe that you are in an abusive relationship but are not sure, please read this from Stanford, or call

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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