CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of the owner of the pet cemetery where he worked in 1985 - the year her body was found in the Mississippi River, tied in heavy steel chains.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Brandon Nodier entered the plea to manslaughter Friday,
Prosecutors say Nodier was charged in the death of 61-year-old Dorothy Thompson, who owned the Azalea Pet Cemetery.
She was reported missing April 13, 1985 - days before a state court hearing in a lawsuit over the property. Her body was found May 2, 1985, when fishermen's lines tangled in the chains.
Nodier had become the cemetery groundskeeper at the pet cemetery in 1980.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com
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