Zimmerman sentenced to life without parole for homicides

JUDGEMENT DAY - Tyler Zimmerman and his defense attorneys stand before Marathon County judge Greg Huber while relatives of murder victim Duane “Cowboy” Hostetler watch from the gallery.	          STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN O’BRIEN

A “courtroom full of pain” found some consolation last Friday when a Marathon County judge sentenced Tyler Zimmerman to life in prison without parole for a 2018 double homicide committed in Abbotsford.
The family and friends of the two people murdered by Zimmerman on Jan. 20, 2018, took turns telling the judge how the tragedy tore a hole in their lives, and many of them ended with the same message: Zimmerman does not deserve the chance to get out of prison.

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