- Associated Press - Monday, November 16, 2015

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit man accused of killing a neighbor and storing the body for weeks in a closet has been given a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

Alex Adamowicz said he acted in self-defense in the stabbing of John Watson, but an Oakland County jury rejected it at trial last month. The 23-year-old had turned down a plea deal with a shorter sentence.

Investigators believe Adamowicz killed the 51-year-old Watson during an argument over noise at an apartment complex in Walled Lake.

Adamowicz’s mother found Watson’s body wrapped in plastic during a visit on Mother’s Day 2014 and persuaded her son to go to police.

Judge Michael Warren says the death was “covered up in a morbid, disgusting” way. Adamowicz was silent in court Monday.



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