Ex-convict sentenced to life for Ohio slaying

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio man who spent 20 years in prison for killing his stepfather has been sent back to prison for life for fatally stabbing a woman and hiding her body in trash bags.

The Cuyahoga (Ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor's office said Marlon Ricks was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest last month to aggravated murder, kidnapping and other charges. He will never be eligible for parole.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1huWXZ9 ) reports that the body of 25-year-old Danielle Coleman was found wrapped in duct-taped trash bags in March 2012 at the home Ricks shared with his sister in the Cleveland suburb of Garfield Heights. She was stabbed more than a dozen times.

Ricks, who had spent 20 years behind bars for killing his stepfather in 1990, was arrested nine months later.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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