Trial begins in Ohio case over body in septic tank

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — 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 (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) 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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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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