YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man has been sentenced to 48 years to life in prison for the killing and dismemberment of his former girlfriend, whose remains were found in a freezer.

Thirty-three-year-old Arturo Novoa previously pleaded guilty to murder, corpse abuse, and other charges in the slaying of 28-year-old Shannon Graves.

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  • Messages seeking comment were left with Novoa’s attorneys after he was sentenced Friday in county court in Youngstown.

    Graves’ limbs were found in July 2017 in a freezer at a property in nearby Campbell (CAM’-uhl). The Vindicator newspaper reports that authorities believe Novoa dissolved some of the woman’s remains in acid.

    WKBN-TV reports Graves’ family attended court Friday for the sentencing.

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