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Arizona father gets life in prison for shotgun killing

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A Kingman-area man will spend the rest of his life in
prison after being sentenced in the shotgun killing of a man whom the defendant
mistakenly thought had molested his young daughter.

George Allen Loader was convicted of killing 51-year-old John Oppenheim and
then sawing up and burning the victim’s body to dispose of it in the desert.

The Kingman Daily Miner reported that a judge on Thursday
refused to sentence Loader so he’d have a chance at release after 25 years in

According to Judge Steven Conn of Mohave County Superior Court, “this wasn’t
just a murder.”


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