Man sentenced for killing girlfriend

Dane Owens

The K-State student who was convicted of killing his former girlfriend was sentenced Thursday morning.

Dane Owens, 29, will spend life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. He was found guilty of the murder of Rowena Irani back in 2016.

She was a native of Pakistan who moved to Wichita at age 10 and later became a U.S. citizen attending WSU.

The two had recently broken up. Owens, a military veteran, reportedly suffers from PTSD.

“This isn’t about a soldier that was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. This was a case, unfortunately, not much different than others, of a jilted boyfriend,” said judge Kevin O’Conner. 

Owens was also sentenced to 43 months for aggravated burglary. That term will run consecutively with the murder sentence.

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