Man Convicted of Killing, Burning Woman Gets Life


Nathaniel Woods

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CELVELAND, Ohio — A man convicted of killing and then burning a Cleveland woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

In November, Nathaniel Woods, 52, was found guilty of aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Prosecutors said that on Dec. 14, 2011, Woods caused the death of Kimberely Bolton, 23, of Cleveland, at his home on Edna Avenue. Prosecutors said Woods then burned her body near a house on Bayliss Avenue.

Police were able to identify Bolton through fingerprints, and Woods was arrested shortly after.

Judge Michael Astrab sentenced Woods to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday.

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