Kentucky man gets life in prison in slaying of Ohio woman

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A Kentucky man who killed an 87-year-old Ohio woman and stuffed her body in the trunk of her car has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.

A judge in Hamilton, Ohio, sentenced 57-year-old Daniel French of Berea, Kentucky, on Monday. The same jury that convicted him of aggravated murder had rejected the death penalty for him, recommending life in prison instead.

French was convicted in the 2012 slaying of Barbara Howe.

Prosecutors say French cut Howe’s throat after gaining entry by posing as a maintenance worker in her Monroe retirement community. The defense insisted French had no plan to kill her.

French had told jurors he was filled “with great remorse and sorrow” for killing the woman.


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