Man sentenced for killing wife, leaving body in dumpster

December 07, 2018 - 5:38 am

A 31-year-old Wichita man who killed his wife and left her body in a dumpster has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years.

In October, Donnell Stafford was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Leuh Moore.

KAKE-TV reports Stafford killed Moore in April and left her body in a dumpster behind a liquor store less than a mile from their home. Stafford was arrested two days later in Davenport, Iowa.

Police said the couple had a history of domestic violence.

Moore's 7-year-old son was home when she was killed. Police later found him safe at a relative's house.

Stafford was also sentenced to a year for each of two counts of animal cruelty for stabbing two dogs.

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