Ohio man sentenced to life in prison in woman’s 1982 slaying


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted in the slaying of a woman who died 33 years ago in northwest Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

A Wood County judge sentenced Russell Adkins on Monday in 19-year-old Dana Rosendale’s death. A jury on Saturday found the 57-year-old former Whitehouse man guilty of murder.

Rosendale died a few days after she was found in a suburban Toledo street in September 1982. Adkins said he had given her a ride home and she fell out of his car.

Authorities exhumed her body in 2013 and ruled the death a homicide due to trauma to her head.

Jurors in Adkins’ first trial in January couldn’t reach a verdict.

Adkins’ attorney says they are deciding whether to appeal.

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