Illinois man gets 96 years in 2017 killing, dismemberment

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DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Central Illinois man has been sentenced to 96 years in prison for the 2017 slaying of his longtime girlfriend, whose body was burned and dismembered.

A Vermilion County judge sentenced 30-year-old Ocheil Keys of Danville on Thursday to 60 years in prison on a murder charge for Barbara Rose’s killing, 30 years for dismembering her body, and another six years for concealing her death.

The News-Gazette of Champaign reports that a jury had convicted Keys in July in Rose’s killing. Her body was found by Danville police in a car owned by Keys’ mother, weeks after her October 2017 killing.

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