MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE
A judge sentenced former Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers to 45 years in prison with five years suspended on Tuesday for her role in the death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell.
Keepers will also face 10 years of probation after she serves her prison term, and is not allowed to contact the Lovell family.
Keepers was convicted earlier this year of helping to plan the murder of Lovell.
The former Virginia Tech student who was found guilty of helping to plan the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell will be formally sentenced.
Natalie Keepers admitted to helping Lovell's convicted murderer, David Eisenhauer, dispose of the Blacksburg teen's body.
After a jury found Keepers guilty this fall, they recommended that she be sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Lovell's family told 10 News that sentence wasn't long enough.
A judge will make his official ruling this week on how long Keepers' sentence will be.