The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Listen Live
Classical 24
Search
Visible By Administrators Only
Maine Man Gets 21 Years for Manslaughter
02/27/2013 4:45 PM ET  

Rob Ryder pleaded guilty to manslaughter last June in the death of Danita Brown of New Gloucester. 

AUBURN, Maine (AP) _ A Lewiston man is going to prison for 21 years for killing a 38-year-old woman and burying her body in the basement of the apartment building where he lived.

Twenty-one-year-old Rob Ryder was sentenced Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court.

Ryder pleaded guilty to manslaughter last June in the death of Danita Brown of New Gloucester. Her decomposing body was found in the basement of Ryder's apartment house in July 2011.

Police say Ryder told them he killed Brown by hitting her over the head with a clock after he paid her to have sex.

ReturnReturn!



Become a Fan of the NEW MPBNNews Facebook page. Get news, updates and unique content to share and discuss:

Recommended by our audience on Facebook:
Copyright © 2014 Maine Public Broadcasting Network. All rights reserved.