Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Ala. man faces sentencing in strangling death


SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of strangling a woman to death will face a possible life sentence when he's sentenced by a judge next month.

The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/WrIAIQ ) sentencing for Michael Anthony Bunch has been scheduled for Feb. 4.

A Jackson County jury last November convicted Bunch of murder in the 2009 death of Lisa Harper. Authorities say they had dated for three years before she her body was found near Highway 79.

Circuit Judge Jennifer Holt will decide Bunch's punishment. Sentencing guidelines show he faces 10 years to life in prison.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro, http://www.thedailysentinel.com