Mormon Missionary Killer Sentenced to 38 Years

James Boughton Jr. has been sentenced to prison for 38 years for killing one Mormon missionary and wounding a second in a January 2006 attack in Chesapeake, Virginia. Twenty-three-year-old Boughton was sentenced Monday in a Chesapeake Circuit Court.

In December 2008, jurors convicted Boughton in the shooting death of Elder Morgan W. Young of Bountiful, Utah. Boughton also was convicted of wounding Elder Joshua Heidbrink of Greeley, Colorado. The missionaries were shot while knocking on doors.