Man gets life sentence for killing father, dismembering body

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father and then dismembering the body.

The News-Press reports that 34-year-old Matthew Marshall was sentenced Monday. He was convicted last month of second-degree murder, abuse of a body and tampering with evidence.

James Marshall went missing in February, and his torso was discovered in woods near his Cape Coral home several days later. Several weeks later, a suitcase containing his limbs was discovered in a nearby canal. Matthew Marshall was arrested in May.

Police found Marshall had tried to use his father’s credit card to pay for a bar tab after he had been reported missing.

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