Man guilty of strangulation death of 23-year-old

7:16 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A jury has found a 52-year-old man guilty of strangling a 23-year-old woman and then burning her body.

After an 11-day trial, a jury found Nathaniel Woods guilty of one count of aggravated murder, one count of gross abuse of a corpse, and one count of tampering with evidence.

Woods faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

He is scheduled to be sentenced at 1;30 p.m. Dec. 17 by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab.

On Dec. 14, 2011, Woods, 52, of Cleveland, strangled the victim, Kimberley Bolton, 23, of Cleveland, at his home on Edna Avenue.

Woods then burned the victim's body near a house on Bayliss Avenue.

Cleveland Police were able to identify Bolton through fingerprints.

On Dec. 19, 2011, a warrant was issued for Woods. He was arrested that same day on Elmwood Avenue in Cleveland.


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