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Man sentenced to 60 years in prison for Mishawaka murder

Wayer (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police) Wayer (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police)

A man was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Monday for the murder of his ex-wife in December 2011 in Mishawaka.

38-year-old Joseph Wayer III was found guilty of Barbara Sheppard's murder in August.

Sheppard's body was found in an alley on December 22, 2011, not far from the tobacco shop where she worked at Lincolnway and Byrkit. An autopsy found she had been stabbed in her neck.

Court documents said Sheppard and Wayer's divorce had been finalized only nine days before her murder.

Wayer was arrested for the murder in February 2012. 

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