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Colorado man sentenced to 38 years in murder

By: The Associated Press
May 23, 2014 Updated: May 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm
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photo - Matthew Burnett sits in Broomfield County Court on Friday, May 23, 2014 for sentencing after pleading guilty to second degree murder in the death of 34-year-old James Clifford Fernandez. Police say Fernandez' body was found on a street Aug. 17 after he got in an argument with Burnett . (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES
Matthew Burnett sits in Broomfield County Court on Friday, May 23, 2014 for sentencing after pleading guilty to second degree murder in the death of 34-year-old James Clifford Fernandez. Police say Fernandez' body was found on a street Aug. 17 after he got in an argument with Burnett . (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick) NO SALES 

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A Broomfield man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after a body was found in a Broomfield street in August has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Matthew Burnett was charged with killing James Fernandez. He was also charged with possession of child pornography.

Authorities say they found more than 2,700 images and 129 videos of child pornography on Burnett's computer when police searched his home after Fernandez was killed.

Authorities say Burnett killed Fernandez after an argument in Burnett's home.

Burnett told police he dragged his friend into the street, hoping a passing car might stop and help.

Burnett told police he became angry after he found his wife in a compromising position with Fernandez and attacked him.

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