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Man Pleads Guilty To "Boat Launch" Murder

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The suspect of a murder case that spanned two counties has pleaded guilty. Steven Storm pled guilty to second degree murder in a Lenawee County courtroom on Friday.

Prosecutors say he killed 63-year-old Sandra Johnson in November in her Addison-area home.

Storm admitted to a judge that he strangled Johnson with his bare hands on November 16th, 2012. He took her body to a boat launch near Crispell Lake in Jackson County about 10 miles away, where hunters found it the next day. Officials say her body was found with her mouth and feet bound by duct tape and her hands cuffed.

Police say they cracked the case by going through Johnson's bank records.

 

The life sentence means storm is eligible for parole in 15 years, but it's not likely he'll get out that soon.

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