Man Gets 45-70 Years For Mutilation Slaying Of Woman
A man has been sentenced to 45 to 70 years in prison for killing a woman whose mutilated remains were found in a wooded area in northeastern Michigan.
Fifty-six-year-old Brenton Lee Walker of Millersburg was sentenced Monday in Presque Isle County Circuit Court after pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the slaying of 42-year-old Heather Young of Sherwood.
A prosecutor said Walker admitted to shooting Young twice, burning her body and taking a chain saw to the remains found last August near his home.
Police say Young left a bar with Walker after arguing with her boyfriend.
The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/2ropk4w ) prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of disinterment and mutilation of a corpse, being a habitual offender and possession of a firearm by a felon.