- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man accused of killing his girlfriend’s father, dismembering him and throwing his remains into a ravine has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison.

John Moniz, who had pleaded no contest to manslaughter in a plea deal, was sentenced Wednesday. Prosecutors had asked the judge to give Moniz the maximum sentence of 60 years.

Prosecutors say Moniz killed 52-year-old Delbert Freemont Jr. in 2013 after an argument. Freemont had complained to relatives that he didn’t want Moniz dating his daughter or living at Freemont’s house.

Freemont’s remains were found on Dec. 9, 2013, when a dog took one of Freemont’s arms to a farmer. The rest of the remains were found near the Douglas County-Washington County line.

Prosecutors had said the plea bargain was necessary in part because they couldn’t prove how Freemont died.


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