Inman Sentencing Phase Slated To Start

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Updated Thu, Jun 14, 2012 3:11 pm

UPDATE 3:05 p.m. Jurors have begun deliberating on whether a man found guilty in the strangling of his estranged wife whose body was found in a southeast Ohio septic tank should receive the death penalty.

A jury in Logan heard testimony and closing arguments Thursday in the sentencing phase of 27-year-old William Inman II's trial, before beginning deliberations around 2 p.m.
 
The same jury on Tuesday found Inman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in last year's slaying of 25-year-old Summer Inman.
 
Authorities say she was abducted in Logan, then strangled with a zip tie and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church in nearby Athens County.
 
Inman's parents also are charged in the death and have pleaded not guilty. Their separate trials are scheduled later this year.

A jury will begin hearing arguments on whether a man convicted in the slaying of his estranged wife who was found strangled in an Athens County septic tank should receive the death penalty.

A jury in Logan is scheduled to begin hearing the sentencing phase of the trial of 27-year-old William Inman II on Thursday. The same jury on Tuesday found Inman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in last year's slaying of 25-year-old Summer Inman.
 
Authorities say she was abducted in Logan on March 22, 2011, then strangled with a zip tie and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church.
 
Inman's parents also are charged in the death and have pleaded not guilty. Their separate trials are scheduled later this year.
 
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