Woman gets 20 years in death of man buried under concrete

PROVIDENCE, R. I. – A Rhode Island woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the death of a Massachusetts man whose body was found buried under newly poured concrete in her home.

Michelle Morin was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest on charges of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, felony assault and failure to report the death in May 2015, the killing of the 60-year-old Domingo Ortiz,, of Worcester.

In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped a murder charge.

The 42-year-old Morin was one of four people charged in the death of Ortiz, a father of five. The others are waiting for the trial.

Prosecutors say Ortiz had served with Morin and the others in the Burrillville at home when there was an argument, and Ortiz was killed.

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