Man gets life without parole in gruesome Ohio murders
The remains of Stephanie Sprang, left, Tina Herrmann and Kody Maynard were found November 18.
January 6th, 2011
09:17 PM ET

Man gets life without parole in gruesome Ohio murders

An Ohio man pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to life without parole for killing and dismembering a woman, her son and her friend and hiding their remains in a bag in the hollow of a tree.

Matthew Hoffman, 30, pleaded guilty to all 10 counts, including three counts of aggravated murder and kidnapping one of the victim's 13-year-old relatives, in Knox County in November.

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  1. Pkm

    i hope they lock him in his jail cell closed metal door for 23 hours a day

    January 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pkm

    He should spend 23 hours a day locked up alone in a medal door

    January 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lady2Jimmy

    @ pkm i agree with you on that lol cause he'S very sick in the head he should never be able to see the out side of prison walls again no no

    January 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. anaelisa McNair

    Yeah, he suffered the rest of his miserable life while the taxpayers pay for his imprisonment when the money should be use to better educates our children.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. popacap

    I agrees we needs to save da taxpayas mony and edjukates da chilldrens

    January 7, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tazzy

    @ col. Bat guano...i read one of your comments that stated you wish it was 1960...well sir/madam after reading this gruesomecrime that this man commited and the police brutality that being exhibited u feel as if your wish came true...afterall, sir/madam the only thing that's missing from the the actual hangings and tar burnings, slave master raping our women etc...

    January 8, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. karen


    January 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. karen


    January 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Julia

    u need to open your eye why would you want the goverment to run your life. there we be lines so big u my never get in. u dedatrmces need to open your eye. dont want to live in a socialize country. i would like to make me own choices

    July 11, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
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