A Mountain View man was sentenced in federal court today (tues) for murdering his estranged wife during an argument when they met in a national park, in Texas County. On May 10, 2022, 31 year old Dylan Hanger pleaded guilty to one count of murder in the second degree. Hanger admitted that he met his estranged wife, Brittany Gorman, at the Buck Hollow Access Area, along the Jacks Fork River, within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Texas County, Mo., on May 20, 2020. The couple got into an argument and Hanger stabbed Gorman several times in the chest fatally wounding her.

According to court documents, Hanger began planning to kill his wife in the months leading up to May 2020. When they met at the Buck Hollow Access Area, Hanger stabbed his wife at least four times. He took her body and dumped it in a remote location. He then claimed that Gorman was missing and suggested that it was due to her drug connections. 10 days after killing her, Hanger finally admitted that he had killed her and revealed where he had left her body. 31 year old Dylan J. Hanger was sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole.