NEW CASTLE, Ind. - An eastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of a woman whose body was found in a pond partially enclosed in a suitcase.
A Henry County judge ordered the prison term Wednesday for 39-year-old Anthony Emerson Dailey of New Castle after accepting his guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter in the April 2015 death of 22-year-old Kirsten Sidwell.
An autopsy found Sidwell had been strangled. Dailey maintained it happened accidentally during a sexual encounter.
A fisherman found her body in a northern Henry County pond.
The (Muncie) Star Press reports (http://tspne.ws/2pCktx1 ) Joshua Sidwell said during Wednesday's hearing that Dailey should be "shot or hanged" for his daughter's death. Dailey said he was sorry for Sidwell's death.
Murder charges were dismissed under a plea agreement.
Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com