Convicted last month in the kidnapping and murder of 23-year-old Dalene Carlson, Jason Gilley was sentenced to life without parole Monday.
Carlson disappeared August 2011, and her body was found in a field in Escalon in the following October. Gilley was arrested and charged days later.
Gilley was convicted October 3. The jury also found Gilley guilty using a gun in Carlson’s murder, and guilty of murder during the commission of a kidnapping.
Through the entire investigation and trial, Gilley’s mother has maintained that her son is innocent.