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Riverside County parolee who took dead woman to sheriff's station gets life sentence

June 29, 2011 |  9:55 pm

A Riverside County parolee who took a dead woman to a sheriff's station in the trunk of his car was sentenced Wednesday to life in state prison without the possibility of parole. Jason Budrow

Jason Richard Budrow, 31, flagged down a deputy outside the Lake Elsinore sheriff's station in October 2010 and said that he had killed a woman and had her body in the trunk of his car, according to the Riverside County district attorney's office.

Budrow, a registered sex offender, had a previous conviction for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl and served time in state prison, according to prosecutors.

Authorities said Budrow killed Margret Dalton, 48, because he believed that she was a police informant. Dalton died of strangulation.

Budrow entered a guilty plea in Superior Court on Wednesday and waived his right to appeal the sentence, the district attorney's office said.


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Photo: Jason Richard Budrow. Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department