- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 90 days in the workhouse for concealing and moving the body of a friend who had died in his house.

Authorities say the death of Rahel Nigusse in June was linked to poor health and a likely diabetic reaction. Her relatives say John Stanton should have called for help, but instead left her body in a closet for days and then moved it to some woods.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/165H9ef ) says the 64-year-old Stanton earlier pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor count of interfering with a dead body. Stanton told police he panicked after Nigusse died because his wife had recently been murdered in his apartment. A former boyfriend has been charged in the death of Stanton’s wife, Towanda Harris.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com


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