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A Prescott Woman Has Been Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder After She Killed Her Boyfriend Then Faked A Kidnapping

A Prescott woman was found guilty of first degree murder earlier this week after killing her boyfriend and then faking her kidnapping in 2018. Sixty-one-year-old Sharalyn Stura was also found guilty of evidence tampering and false reporting to law enforcement. The incident began after motorists found Stura tied to the steering wheel of her car with a dog leash near Interstate-17 and Highway 179. Stura told police she was taken from her Prescott home and forced to drive her car, as the kidnapper sat in the passenger seat. When he got out to use the bathroom, she drove off with her hands tied to the steering wheel. Investigators later found her boyfriend dead from a gunshot wound to the head at Stura’s home. A large-scale search for the suspected kidnapper was launched. Later in the investigation it was found that Stura had faked the kidnapping and was actually the one to kill her boyfriend. She faces life in prison and will be sentenced December 12th.