Dubuque Man Convicted of Killing WD Grad Sentenced to Prison

A Dubuque man convicted of killing a former Western Dubuque grad was sentenced to prison Wednesday.

25-year old Fontae Buelow was sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, 21-year old Samantha Link. He had been found guilty of second-degree murder by a Dubuque County jury in January.

Police accused Buelow of stabbing Link to death after a night out drinking last March. Buelow testified at his trial that he believed Link stabbed herself after the two got into an argument.

Buelow maintained his innocence when he addressed the courtroom prior to his sentencing.