A Johnson City woman will spend up to life in prison for murdering her boyfriend in Chenango County.

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37-year-old Kelly Gillett was sentenced last week to the minimum 18 years to life after pleading guilty in May to killing 39-year-old Jonathan Ryan in Sherburne on October 19 of last year.

The woman called 911 after she said she shot Ryan with a shotgun while he was sleeping.

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Sheriff Ernest Cutting said the woman called authorities at around 11 in the morning but was believed to have shot Ryan in an upstairs bedroom of his Gould Drive home several times at around 7 a.m.

Gillett has provided no reason for the killing.

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