PINE TOP, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison in the strangling death of a 23-year-old mother-of-two whose body was found days after she was last seen.
The Daily Press reports 25-year-old Alvin Bernard Keyser of Middlesex was sentenced earlier in this week after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in February.
Keyser led detectives to the body of TerriLynn St. John, who disappeared from her home in February 2018. He told authorities he had confronted her over comments made about him, pushed her out of his van, strangled her and left her body in the woods.
Middlesex County Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Hurd told the newspaper he was pleased with the sentence. Keyser’s attorney declined comment.
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