Sandra Inman Pleads Guilty In Plea Deal

By
Bethany Venable

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Updated Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:36 pm

The woman accused of murdering her daughter-in-law in Hocking County last year pleaded guilty in court Thursday afternoon as part of a bargaining agreement.

Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf says Sandra Inman was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison following her change in plea.  

Inman agreed to plead guilty to all charges against her in the death of Summer Inman: murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Fetherolf says Inman will serve her sentences concurrently, as opposed to consecutively, and it would be 15 years before Inman could possibly be paroled.

Summer Inman, 25, was kidnapped outside a bank in Logan in March 2011.  Her body was later found, strangled with a zip tie, in a septic tank at a church in nearby Athens County.

Sandra Inman's son, William Inman II, was found guilty in the murder of his estranged wife and was sentence to life in prison earlier this month.  He is seeking a new trial.

William Inman, Sandra's husband, faces trial in August. 

Fetherolf says Summer Inman's family agreed to the plea deal, saying they were comfortable with the terms.

 

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