JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man who strangled his wife and stuffed her body in a 55-gallon drum has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Police said Acuna waited three days before reporting his wife missing and told her co-workers she had gone to Canada to visit her ailing mother.
The following month, investigators found the drum in the basement of the Charles Street building where the couple lived.
Acuna pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in October.
The couple had a daughter who is now 3 years old.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories:
- Man Robbed, Tried To Sexually Assault Woman In Central Park, Police Say
- President Trump: We Are Transferring Power From Washington, D.C. Back To The American People
- PHOTOS: Trump, Pence Families Attend Inaugural Balls
- New Arthur Kill Station Set To Open On Staten Island Railway
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)