Detroit man sentenced to prison in dismemberment

By Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnLisa, lray@wdiv.com
Published On: Jan 29 2014 03:41:25 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 29 2014 03:04:51 PM EST

The torso was found in a field on Anderdon, three blocks north of Jefferson Avenue.

DETROIT -

A 73-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the dismemberment of a woman whose remains were found in his bathtub.

Alphonso Jackson was sentenced Wednesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty this month to second-degree murder, concealing the death of an individual and tampering with evidence.

Jackson accepted a deal to avoid a possible life sentence. Jackson told a judge the still-unidentified woman died of an overdose.

Defense lawyer Donald Cook says Jackson provided money to the woman for drugs, panicked after she died and tried to hide the body.

Jackson was arrested May 3 after police followed blood from a sidewalk to his home on Detroit's east side. Remains were found in the tub and also near a burned-out house

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