Where is Liz Golyar from Lover, Stalker, Killer imprisoned and how long is her sentence?

Netflix's latest twisted true crime documentary highlights a disturbing love triangle that ended in murder.

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Lover, Stalker, Killer centers on the tragic story Dave Kroupa, Cari Farver, and Shanna "Liz" Golyar.

In 2012, Kroupa, having just gotten out of a long-term relationship with his ex Amy Flora, got onto the dating website Plenty of Fish where he met and connected with Golyar. The two hit it off and opted for a casual relationship. Afterward, Dave went back onto the site and met another woman, Farver.

Unfortunately, that's when things took a tragic turn. Golyar began impersonating Farver for over three years, sending thousands of threatening emails and texts during that time to both Dave and even his ex, Amy. Golyar vandalized cars and burned down her own home, killing all of her pets in the process. Even though Farver's body was never found, the investigation led straight to Golyar and she was ultimately sentenced to prison for first-degree murder. So where is she now?

Shanna 'Liz' Golyar is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole

Suspected of having murdered Farver, Golyar was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on December 22, 2016. In August 2017, Golyar was found guilty in Farver's homicide case and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Additionally, she was charged with second-degree arson and sentenced to 18 to 20 years, to be served consecutively, meaning the odds of her getting out of prison in this lifetime are slim to none. Despite this, Golyar has always maintained her innocence and even appealed her case in 2018, though her appeal was denied and the convictions and sentencing upheld.

Author Leslie Rule (daughter of prolific true crime author Ann Rule), wrote a book about the case called A Tangled Web and during her research she was in contact with Golyar.

Golyar, who is 48 years old and currently serving her sentence at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, corresponded with the writer via letters and has said Farver's "real killer is still out there," going on to say that she would "not stop fighting until [she] is set free and they find the right person."

Golyar's son died under mysterious circumstances over a decade ago

During a recent exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun, Golyar's ex-boyfriend Raymond Strahan revealed that he believed Golyar might have been responsible for the death of their five-month-old son Cody over a decade earlier. He compares his ex to the cult leader Charles Manson, saying "they probably have the same psyche about them: an ability to manipulate people into doing exactly what they want."

On January 29, 1999, infant Cody Golyar was taken to the hospital after he was found unresponsive. At the time, Golyar was dating a man named Glenn Herr and it was Herr's mother who found Cody in his unresponsive state. Tragically, the child was declared brain-dead and passed way soon after. The autopsy revealed his cause of death as shaken baby syndrome (SBS).

Both Herr and Golyar were prime suspects in the case, but it was Herr who ended up being found guilty. That said, Herr's family firmly believes that Golyar coerced him into confessing to Cody's murder.

Since he was a child himself, Herr struggled with learning difficulties resulting from a brain injury. Per the outlet, Herr was quizzed for hours by investigators and in his stressed and sleep-deprived state, admitted it's possible he could have shaken the baby. He was charged with second-degree murder and sentenced to eight and a half years in jail.

Despite this, Strahan, who is Cody's father, has always believed it was Golyar who was behind his son's murder. While speaking with The U.S. Sun, he said that the police actually found a parenting magazine with an earmarked page about SBS.

"But that [magazine] really made me think she was actually in on this and she was trying to get him to get rid of our son so that they could be together forever. A whole article on SBS, which is how he was murdered. That’s a glaring piece of evidence."

Raymond Strahan

Strahan claims the prosecuting attorney told him they only had circumstantial evidence connecting Golyar to her son's death, but Strahan felt that the magazine should have been used in court to prove Golyar was trying to kill their child so she could move on fully with Herr.

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