The parents of a slain southeast Ohio woman whose body was dumped in a septic tank say they try to answer her children's questions truthfully and carefully.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - An Ohioan convicted of aggravated murder in the slaying of his daughter-in-law, who was strangled and dumped in a septic tank, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jurors in Chillicothe recommended that sentence Wednesday rather than opting for the death penalty for 48-year-old William Inman. The judge followed the recommendation.
Jurors on Monday found Inman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in 25-year-old Summer Inman's slaying in March 2011. The trial was moved to Chillicothe in Ross County after unsuccessful attempts to seat a Hocking County jury.
Inman denies killing his daughter-in-law. His attorney says they're relieved Inman avoided the death penalty, and he expects an appeal.
A message was left for the prosecutor.
Inman's son and wife were convicted last year in the murder.
Prosecutors won't be allowed to make oral arguments in the appeal of an Ohio man convicted of murdering his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a septic tank.
A southeast Ohio woman told authorities in a taped confession that her son accidentally strangled his estranged wife with a plastic zip tie before his parents helped him dump the body in a church septic tank.