Decker Receives Life Sentence in Murder Case

December 14, 2022 11:04am

Allison Decker

Allison Decker, the woman convicted of 1st degree murder in the death of Angel Bastman of Lake Park has been sentenced to the mandatory sentence of life in prison.


Decker was found guilty in May of this year following a bench trial in Dickinson County District Court. She was also sentenced to a prison term not to exceed 2 years on merged counts of theft in the 2nd degree and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony on which she was also found guilty. That sentence is to be served concurrently with any probation being denied. Decker was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution, jointly with Justice Berntson, a co-defendant in the case, to the family of Bastman.

The sentence was handed down Tuesday, after Judge Shayne Mayer also denied a second request from the defense seeking a new trial.