Ohioan pleads no contest to charges after grandpa’s death

TROY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has pleaded no contest to charges including corpse abuse and evidence tampering in connection with the death of her grandfather, whose body was found in a sleeping bag in a Kentucky creek last summer.

Twenty-four-year-old Hope Earnshaw-York could face more than nine years in prison at her sentencing, set for June 7. The Tipp City woman entered her pleas Monday in Miami County court in Troy.

Richard Terrel, of Troy, also is charged in the death of 88-year-old William York Sr., of Tipp City. Terrel pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, felonious assault, corpse abuse, evidence tampering and receiving stolen property.

Police say the victim died of a blunt force head injury. His remains were found June 3 in a creek in Union, Kentucky.

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