Jury Recommends Life In Prison For Hocking County Killer

William Inman, II.(Photo: Hocking County Sheriff's Office)
William Inman, II.(Photo: Hocking County Sheriff's Office)

An attorney for a man convicted in the slaying of his estranged wife and the discovery of her body in a southeast Ohio septic tank says it’s obvious the jury paid close attention to the evidence and what the law is in recommending a life sentence.

Attorney Herman Carson says the jurors took their obligation seriously and came to an appropriate conclusion.

The Hocking County jury on Thursday recommended a life sentence with no chance of parole for 27-year-old William Inman II, who had faced the possibility of a death sentence. Inman was convicted of killing 25-year-old Summer Inman.

Authorities say she was abducted in Logan on March 22, 2011, and was strangled with a zip tie and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church in nearby Athens County.

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