BOISE -- The man who killed his ex-girlfriend last year in her home near Boise State University will spend at least 25 years in prison.
Lloyd Hardin McNeil was found guilty in March of voluntary manslaughter, first-degree arson and grand theft.
Fourth District Court Judge Deborah Bail sentenced him Monday to a total of 54 years in prison, with fixed sentences of 15 years for manslaughter and 10 years for arson.
Prosecutors say that in March of 2011, McNeil suffocated 30-year-old Natalie Davis, then put her body between a mattress and box spring, and set it on fire.
They say he then stole her car and fled to Montana.