Convicted murderer's girlfriend gets 1 year, 1 day prison sentence for buying him guns

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WOODLAND, Wash. – The self-proclaimed on-again, off-again girlfriend of convicted murderer Brent Luyster was sentenced to just over a year in prison for giving a felon a firearm.

Andrea Sibley was accused of lying on federal forms to buy Luyster at least nine guns in the time leading up to the 2016 killings of three people at a Woodland, Washington home.

Luyster, a known white supremacist with a violent past, was convicted of the murders in November, 2017.

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Sibley was indicted on aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as several counts of giving a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

In a U.S. District Court in Tacoma, she was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, along with three years of probation.

“Guns are being used to take lives of innocent people at an alarming rate. So it is a serious crime when a person is helping someone who shouldn't have guns get guns. [You] had to know someone was going to get hurt by these firearms but that did not deter you," U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle said in court on Monday.

She has previously pleaded guilty to charges for her part in helping Luyster stay on the run after the shooting.

According to court records, Luyster and Sibley invited one of Luyster's ex-girlfriends over to their home in Longview. Investigators say he pistol-whipped his ex and fired a gun at her as she ran from the house.

Deputies said they found three guns near where they arrested Luyster in a wooded area, and found six more inside the home. ATF agents later found out that Sibley bought all of the firearms, using her parents address and making false statements on the purchase forms.

“This defendant lied repeatedly to provide multiple powerful firearms to a man with a horrible history of violence,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. “Each time she walked into a gun store and lied she let herself become part of a terrible crime. We will hold accountable all those who fail to comply with the laws meant to keep guns out of the hands of prohibited and dangerous persons.”

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