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June 14, 2005

by David Fuller

Moultrie-- A migrant worker will spend the rest of his life in prison for the vicious murder of a 65-year old south Georgia woman.

Monday, 25-year-old Ciriaco Cardenas pleaded guilty to killing a Colquitt County woman. The judge gave him two life sentences.

In March 2004, Cardenas beat, raped and robbed Betty Lane, then he strangled her. Cardenas was in the United States illegally and had been in Moultrie only a short time.

Another migrant worker admits he killed a former boss after helping him cover up another killing. 31-year-old Francisco Ortega pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and concealing the death of another.

He was sentenced to five years in prison and five on probation. Ortega shot Freddie Guzman in Colquitt County in November 2003. Ortega said he helped Guzman hide the body of another worker, Adrian Perez, who Guzman killed.

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