PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life without parole as well as an additional 17½ to 35 years in the death of a man whose body was found in a West Virginia river two years ago.
He disappeared in October 2014 and his body was found in March 2015 by a towboat captain in the Ohio River near Follansbee, West Virginia.
An autopsy concluded that he had been stabbed 10 times but died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Wingate took the stand and blamed a co-defendant who pleaded guilty to theft. The judge called him “a plague on the community.”
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