SALINE COUNTY, Kan. -

A Saline County judge has denied a new trial for a man accused of murder, sentencing Dane DeWeese to life in prison.

DeWeese was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in April in connection to Kristin Tyler's 2013 death. DeWeese said he had been "wrongfully convicted," and asked Judge Jared Johnson for a new trial.

The Salina Journal reports Johnson sentenced DeWeese to life with a minimum of 25 years served for the murder conviction, and 10 years and 11 months for conspiracy to commit murder. He imposed the sentences consecutively and informed DeWeese that upon his release he will be required to register as a violent offender. DeWeese was ordered to pay $193 in court costs, a $200 DNA testing fee and $8,429 in restitution for funeral expenses and trial costs.