Updated Fri, Jun 15, 2012 8:23 am
UPDATE 8:20 a.m. An attorney for a man convicted in the slaying of his estranged wife and the discovery of her body in a southeast Ohio septic tank says it's obvious the jury paid close attention to the evidence and what the law is in recommending a life sentence.
Jurors have recommended a life sentence with no chance of parole for a man judged guilty in the slaying of his estranged wife who was found strangled in a southeast Ohio septic tank last year.
A jury in Logan deliberated about three hours before returning the recommendation for 27-year-old William Inman II.
The same jury on Tuesday found Inman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in the death of 25-year-old Summer Inman last year. Inman could have received the death penalty.
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.
Separate trials are scheduled later this year for Inman's parents, who have pleaded not guilty to charges in the death.