IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced for lying during the investigation of the 1985 killing of his estranged wife’s paramour.
Anthony Burtch of Iowa City initially was charged with murder for the slaying of Lance DeWoody. New testing of DNA evidence in the cold case didn’t implicate him, so the murder charge was dropped.
The 58-year-old Burtch was given six months in jail at his sentencing Thursday and given credit for six months already served. He’d pleaded guilty to obstructing prosecution. He acknowledged lying about being harassed by three men.