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      Phoenix man sentenced for killing his sister-in-law


      A Phoenix man who killed his sister-in-law last year and dumped her body in a ravine in Lafayette has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

      Larry Frank, 50, was sentenced in a Syracuse court Friday, three weeks after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge for killing Patricia Gryczka.

      Prosecutors say Frank killed his 53-year-old sister-in-law at her home in suburban Geddes last November and dumped her body in a ravine in LaFayette, just south of Syracuse.

      Authorities say Frank strangled her as they argued over money.

      He was later arrested in Lawrence Township, Pa.