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Man charged with murder sentenced to 99 years

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By Barbara Czura - email

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 99 years is the sentence for a man accused of killing an acquaintance in Marshall County and taking his body into DeKalb County.

WAFF 48 News was in courtroom for the sentencing.

It's been nearly two months since Alberto Trejo was convicted of the 2006 murder of Antonio Paz.

Investigators say Paz was mutilated in Marshall County then buried in a shed near Crossville in July of 2006.

They say Trejo and Paz knew each other and the killing could have been drug-related.

At Wendesday's sentencing, prosecutors said the evidence speaks for itself.

The defense asked for mercy on Trejo because he has a wife and two children at home, but the judge returned a 99 year prison sentence.

"Mr. Trejo was sentenced, and he's planning on appealing the case. He still maintains his innocence so he's gonna go from there," said defense attorney Jake Watson.

"This case involved lots of criminal conduct from drug trade to obviously the murder of the victim in this case," said Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall. "Based on all the circumstances and horrendous nature of the death, we think that sentence was appropriate".

Waff 48 News will continue to follow any updates on this case.

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