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Alabama man gets life in slaying of woman dumped behind home

An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and dumping her body behind his home will serve life in prison without parole.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 7:37 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and dumping her body behind his home will serve life in prison without parole.

Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Brad Almond imposed the sentence on 60-year-old Charles Richard Sexton after he admitted his guilt during a hearing Thursday.

The man was set to go on trial next week in the slaying of 30-year-old Jennette Sims Brannon.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that Sexton cut Brannon's throat during an argument at his home in Coaling on Dec. 21, 2016. He put her body in a rolling garbage can and pushed it off an embankment behind this house.

The victim's mother, Johnnie Brannan, was in tears after the hearing. She says her family is serving a life sentence of their own following the murder.

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