NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge in Newport has sentenced a man to life in prison without parole in the killing of a woman whose body was found in a septic tank a decade ago.
The sentencing Wednesday came after a jury took less than 30 minutes to convict Joseph Maine of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Maines had been sentenced to prison on his guilty plea in 1998, but the conviction was overturned by an appellate court in 2005.
He entered a not guilty plea and stood trial in the killing of Ammy Lynn King, who prosecutors say was killed on her 21st birthday in 1997.
Two co-defendants are also serving prison terms in the killing.
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