Ekstrom sentenced to prison

Holly Ekstrom has been sentenced to prison after Judge Kurt Wilke rejected the recommended probation sentence as part of a plea agreement Monday.

Ekstrom, 23, of Fort Dodge, received a four-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to accessory after the fact to murder and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

She admitted that she was present when Ronald Dilley killed Steven Fisher last summer by hitting him four times in the head with a hatchet.

Ekstrom also admitted she didn’t report the crime to law enforcement and lied to investigators about her role in the crime.

Wilke told Ekstrom that “the fact you told untruths to law enforcement makes the request for probation repugnant to me.”

Prosecutors and defense had recommended a suspended jail sentence and probation for Ekstrom.

Dilley is serving 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in April.