Ohio man apologizes after septic tank body trial

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of aggravated murder and other charges in the slaying of his daughter-in-law, who was strangled and dumped in a septic tank, has apologized to her family for their loss.

Media outlets report 48-year-old William Inman apologized Wednesday during his trial's sentencing phase.

A jury in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) is considering whether to recommend the death penalty. Jurors began deliberations in the sentencing phase Wednesday afternoon.

Inman was found guilty Monday in 25-year-old Summer Inman's slaying in March 2011. William Inman denied killing his daughter-in-law.

The trial was moved to Chillicothe in Ross County after unsuccessful attempts to seat a jury in Hocking County.

Inman's son and wife were convicted last year in the murder.

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