Jury says life for man in septic tank body case

June 14, 2012 - 5:45 PM

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Jurors have recommended a life sentence with no chance of parole for a man convicted of killing his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a southeast Ohio septic tank last year.

A jury in Logan deliberated for about three hours before returning the recommendation Thursday for 27-year-old William Inman II.

The same jury on Tuesday found Inman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in the March 2011 death of 25-year-old Summer Inman. William Inman could have received the death penalty.

Authorities say his wife was abducted in Logan, then strangled with a zip tie and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church in nearby Athens County.

Separate trials are scheduled later this year for Inman's parents, who have pleaded not guilty to charges in the death.