Man sentenced to life in 1980 killing of Colorado intern

A Florida trucker has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a college student working as a Denver radio station intern in Denver 40 years ago. The killing was a cold case that was solved with the help of DNA profiles shared by relatives online. James Curtis Clanton declined to speak during Wednesday’s online sentencing hearing but his lawyer said he is sorry for killing 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski of Hamilton, Massachusetts. Her friends and her only surviving family member described Pruszynski as someone whose deep kindness and ready smile made everyone feel welcome.