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David Ragsdale - who shot and killed his pregnant estranged wife in a Lehi church parking lot last year - will serve at least 30 years in prison, according to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
Ragsdale's first parole hearing has been scheduled for January 2038.
On Jan. 6, 2008, Ragsdale, 36, approached 30-year-old Kristy Ragsdale at Lehi's 17th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and shot her in the head, back and torso.
Ragsdale avoided a potential death-penalty conviction by pleading guilty to first-degree felony aggravated murder. He was sentenced to a prison term of 20 years to life.
Ragsdale also settled a $1 million wrongful death lawsuit aimed at supporting his sons, age 2 and 5, and paying for Kristy Ragsdale's funeral expenses.
The two boys are living with the victim's mother.