Woman gets life in prison for slaying, dismembering woman


MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole in the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor.

The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://ohne.ws/2gKeiFi ) 58-year-old Linda Buckner told the judge during sentencing Wednesday she hoped to later prove her innocence. A jury deliberated a few hours Wednesday before finding Buckner guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in the death of 62-year-old Patsy Hudson.

Hudson was reported missing in July 2015. Parts of her dismembered body were found in February at different locations in Richland County.

A coroner said Hudson died from a stab wound to the neck.

Prosecutors say Buckner and 53-year-old Walter Renz plotted to steal from Hudson. Renz was indicted in the slaying but has been declared incompetent to stand trial.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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