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Central Ohio man sentenced to life in prison for killing wife, hiding body in basement


MARION, Ohio — A central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting that he killed his wife and hid her body under some boxes in their basement.

Prosecutors say 37-year-old David Shockey planned to kill wife Shelly in March so he could be with his 19-year-old mistress.

David Shockey pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated murder in Marion, 45 miles north of Columbus. He'll be eligible for parole after 25 years.

Police say 41-year-old Shelly Shockey was strangled and stabbed. Her body was found in the basement by officers who searched the house.

David Shockey's girlfriend at the time, 19-year-old Danielle Crokie, also was arrested. She is scheduled for trial in November on charges including complicity to aggravated murder.

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