Man who killed Magna mother sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Jason Alan Black was shot by police officers when they confronted him about the murder of 24-year-old Natalia Casagrande in May 2016. He was sentenced Tuesday to 36 years to life in prison. (Photo: Salt Lake County Jail)

(KUTV) -- A man who killed a Magna mother was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison Tuesday.

Jason Alan Black was shot by police officers when they confronted him about the murder of 24-year-old Natalia Casagrande in May 2016.

He survived the shooting and pleaded guilty in October 2017 to a number of charges including the murder of Casagrande, whose two children were in the home at the time of her death.

Black regularly purchased marijuana from Casagrande's husband. On the night of the killing, Casagrande texted her husband, Steven Arceo, asking what marijuana she should give to Black.

Black admitted to killing Casagrande while trying to buy drugs and also confessed to trying to smother her 5-year-old daughter.

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