Aug 17, 10:56 AM EDT

Man convicted in teen's death, dismemberment gets life term

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted of killing and dismembering a teenager over a drug dispute in suburban Philadelphia has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in March reversed the death penalty imposed on Laquanta Chapman, saying prosecutors misidentified previous New Jersey convictions of the Coatesville man as felonies, leading to the sentence.

The state high court ordered Chapman to be resentenced to a life term. The Daily Local News of West Chester (http://bit.ly/2aVh20y ) reports that Chapman was formally re-sentenced on Tuesday. Chapman, who has maintained his innocence, didn't address the court.

Chapman was convicted in the October 2008 killing of 16-year-old Aaron Turner. Authorities said Turner was shot and his body cut up with a chain saw. His remains were never found.


Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com

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