Jeffery Allen was sentenced to life in prison

One week after his murder conviction, Jeffery Allen was sentenced in Letcher County Circuit Court.

A recommended life sentence was handed down with thirty days to appeal.

The judge denied a chance for parole, saying it would diminish the seriousness of the crime.

The judge also said parole is also prohibited by a KRS statute.

Allen was convicted of killing his 2-year-old foster child, Dakota Yonts in 2003.

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