Court upholds conviction in Ohio septic tank case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio court has rejected the appeal of a southeast Ohio man who was convicted of killing his daughter-in-law, who was found strangled at the bottom of a septic tank in 2011.

Ohio's Fourth District Court of Appeals upheld William Inman's aggravated murder conviction and life prison sentence.

The Athens Messenger (http://bit.ly/1lEyvZe ) reports the court rejected arguments that the jury didn't get to hear evidence that would have shown Inman's son, William Inman II, was solely responsible for the slaying of Summer Cook Inman.

Summer Inman was abducted in Logan in Hocking County, strangled with a zip tie and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church. William Inman II and his mother, Sandra Inman, also were convicted in the slaying and sentenced to life in prison.

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Information from: The Athens Messenger, http://www.athensmessenger.com/

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