Man Sentenced For Dumping Woman’s Body

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CLEVELAND, Ohio—A Cleveland man who admitted to killing a 28-year-old mother of three, and dumping her body along I-90 two years ago will spend the next 40-years to life behind bars.

Stephon Davis, 31, of Cleveland received the sentence from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Russo for his role in the murder of Angel Bradley-Crockett.

Fox 8 News Annette Lawless reports the sentencing was the maximum Judge Russo could impose following Davis’ plea deal which allowed him to avoid the death penalty.

On Wednesday, Davis plead guilty to one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Bradley-Crockett’s death. She was murdered on April 5, 2010. Her body was left on an embankment along I-90 near West 41st Street.

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors office, Davis and a second suspect, Latesha Santos, 34, both of Cleveland, got into a car accident with Bradley-Crockett and then lured her in to driving her vehicle to a secluded area to discuss the incident.

According to prosecutors, Bradley-Crockett was lured into a van that Davis had been driving, where she was beaten and strangled.

Davis and Santos allegedly took the victims clothes and personal items before disposing her body.

Bradley-Crockett’s death ignited outrage throughout the city after two Cleveland Police Officers dispatched to the scene following numerous 911 calls mistook her body for a deer.

Santos plead guilty in February of 2011 to several counts related to the crime including involuntary manslaughter. She will be sentenced at a later date.

According to prosecutors, Santos agreed to testify against Davis had his case gone to trial.