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Former cop gets life for the murder of his wife

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MENTOR ON THE LAKE, OH (WOIO) -

58-year old Gary Stroud was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years to life for the murder of his wife Diane Stroud.

The 53-year old's body was found last November in their garage, stuffed into a sleeping bag and wrapped in a tarp.

Family members told police that Stroud, a former Mentor cop and Lake County Sheriff's Deputy told them Diane had run away to join a cult.

Stroud was convicted of murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and failure to report a death.

 

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