- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) - An eastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of a woman whose body was found in a pond partially enclosed in a suitcase.

A Henry County judge ordered the prison term Wednesday for 39-year-old Anthony Emerson Dailey of New Castle after accepting his guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter in the April 2015 death of 22-year-old Kirsten Sidwell.

An autopsy found Sidwell had been strangled. Dailey maintained it happened accidentally during a sexual encounter.

A fisherman found her body in a northern Henry County pond.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports (http://tspne.ws/2pCktx1 ) Joshua Sidwell said during Wednesday’s hearing that Dailey should be “shot or hanged” for his daughter’s death. Dailey said he was sorry for Sidwell’s death.

Murder charges were dismissed under a plea agreement.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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