A trial has begun for an Ohio man charged with aggravated murder and other crimes in the slaying of his daughter-in-law, who was strangled with a zip tie and dumped in a septic tank.
The prosecutor told jurors Monday in Chillicothe it's reasonable to infer 48-year-old William Inman murdered his 25-year-old daughter-in-law, Summer. The prosecutor says Inman ruled the family and wanted to help his son, who was in a child custody dispute with the woman.
Inman's attorney says it was his son, William Inman II, who killed her. The defense says the elder Inman and his wife helped kidnap their daughter-in-law in Logan to talk about concerns about the grandchildren and then tried to cover up their son's crime.
Inman's son and wife were convicted in the slaying.
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January 28, 2012 - Murder Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Dumping Daughter-In-Law's Body In Septic Tank
January 10, 2012 - Hundreds Line Up To Decide Fate Of Man Accused In Septic-Tank Murder
December 12, 2012 - Hocking County Taxpayers Paid More Than $154,000 For Inman Trials
August 29, 2012 - Mistrial Declared For Man Accused Of Masterminding Daughter-In-Law’s Death
August 28, 2012 - Trial Begins For Man Accused Of ‘Masterminding’ Daughter-In-Law’s Death
June 7, 2012: Detectives Take Stand In Case Of Logan Mother Found Dead In Septic Tank
June 6, 2012: Witnesses Recall Seeing Alleged Getaway Car Near Church Where Logan Mother Found In Septic Tank
June 5, 2012: Jury Hears Witness Testimony In Trial Of Man Accused In Estranged Wife's Slaying
March 23, 2012: Community Remembers Slaying Victim On One-Year Anniversary
February 24, 2012: Judge: Woman Sane When Daughter-In-Law Slain, Found In Septic Tank
June 15, 2011: Woman Charged In Daughter-In-Law's Kidnapping Attempts Suicide At Jail
June 8, 2011: Logan Woman Slain 45 Minutes After Kidnapping, Autopsy Shows
May 24, 2011: Husband, Father-In-Law Face Death Penalty In Death Of Logan Woman
May 23, 2011: Husband, Father-In-Law Indicted In Logan Woman's Death
April 22, 2011: No New Charges Yet In Logan Woman's Kidnapping, Death
April 14, 2011: Woman Pleads Not Guilty By Insanity In Daughter-In-Law's Alleged Kidnapping
April 4, 2011: Community Mourns Summer Inman
April 4, 2011: Funeral Today For Slain Logan Mother
April 1, 2011: Only Witness To See Woman's Abduction Discusses Ordeal
March 31, 2011: Video Shows Alleged Kidnapper's Violent Streak
March 31, 2011: $1M Bonds For Family Members Charged In Kidnapping
March 30, 2011: Coroner: Logan Mother Was Strangled
March 30, 2011: Mother In-Law Led Police To Woman's Body
March 30, 2011: Body Of Missing Logan Woman Found In Church Septic System
March 29, 2011: Investigators May Have Located Missing Woman's Body
March 29, 2011: Family Suspected In Logan Mom's Disappearance 'Controlling,' 'Scary'
March 28, 2011: Vigil Planned For Missing Logan Mom
March 27, 2011: Investigators, K9s Search 4 Counties For Missing Logan Mom
March 26, 2011: FBI: Missing Mom May Not Be Found Alive
March 25, 2011: Missing Woman's Husband, In-Laws Charged With Kidnapping
March 24, 2011: 3 Arrested In Kidnapping Of Logan Mom
March 24, 2011: Search Continues For Missing Logan Woman
March 23, 2011: Police: Woman Kidnapped Along Logan Street