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Man pleads guilty in the death of Barton County 2-year-old

April 12, 2019 - 5:02 am

A Hoisington man pleaded guilty in the death of 2-year-old Iviona Lewis, whose body was found last March in a rural Barton County field. 

Multiple agencies searched door-to-door for the missing girl. After an investigation Chaz Stephens was arrested. According to authorities he was the boyfriend of Iviona's mother at the time.

On Thursday in a Barton County courtroom, Stephens pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional murder.  He will potentially serve up to 253 months in prison. His sentencing is set for June 3.

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