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Man pleads guilty to woman 2014 disappearance, murder

TARRANT, Ala. – An Alabama man who led the police to his wife’s remains two years after she disappeared, has pleaded guilty in her shooting death.

Jefferson County Deputy district Attorney Shawn Allen said Wednesday that the 45-year-old Joseph Sylvester Poe III was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on an intentional murder charge in the death of Paula Anne Worcester.

AL.com reports that Worcester’s sister gives her missing in July 2014, and she was not located until Poe was arrested on unrelated charges in July 2016. He told Tarrant police that he needed to talk with a detective about her disappearance, and then admitted to shooting her and leaving her body in a wooded area.

The police found skeletal remains in that location.

Poe originally was charged with capital murder.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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