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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2018 Kalispell death

Posted: 1:41 PM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 16:35:55-05
Ryan Cody Lamb

KALISPELL — A Flathead Valley native is headed to prison after killing his partner in 2018.

Ryan Lamb was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in the death of his partner Ryan Nixon in August of 2018.

Court documents show Flathead County District Court Judge Robert Allison sentenced Lamb to the Montana State Prison.

The sentence comes two months after Lamb entered a plea to negligent homicide in December. Kalispell Police said Lamb stabbed his boyfriend Nixon with a pair of scissors during a sexual encounter.

Lamb originally pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of deliberate homicide. A June 2018 trial in the case had ended in a mistrial.