Man gets 15 years in prison for 2002 Michigan homicide

March 6, 2020 GMT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who is one of three people charged in the 2002 slaying of a Michigan man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.

The charred remains of Robert Caraballo weren’t identified until 2015, years after they were discovered in a foot locker in a blueberry field, 90 miles (145 kilometers) away from Eaton County.

Christopher McMillan pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder and was sentenced Thursday. He’s expected to help prosecutors in the case against two co-defendants, Beverly McCallum and her daughter Dineane Ducharme.

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McCallum was married to the victim. She was recently captured in Italy and is facing extradition to the U.S.

Investigators said Caraballo was attacked and suffocated in the basement of a house in Charlotte. McMillan will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years in prison.