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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man has been sentenced to 15 to 38 years in prison in the murder of his niece, whose body was found in an abandoned garage near Pittsburgh.

Fifty-year-old Kalvin Stewart pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree murder, evidence-tampering, abuse of a corpse and a firearms crime.

Kalvin Stewart (Photo Credit: Allegheny County Police)

Allegheny County prosecutors said he shot 29-year-old India Stewart of Pitcairn, who was found dead in January 2017 in an abandoned garage in Braddock.

Prosecutors said the victim threatened in October 2016 to tell the defendant’s wife about his relationships with other women.

Rankin police said she told them he punched her several times; she had been living with the couple but moved out shortly afterward.

He was charged with assault and harassment and a protection-from-abuse order was issued, but charges were later withdrawn.

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