Medford man gets 40 years for 2005 murder

December 19, 2008 5:35:09 PM PST
A Burlington County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the strangling death of a woman during a burglary at her Evesham home in September 2005. Thirty-three-year-old Alex Crow of Medford must serve a minimum of 34 years before becoming eligible for parole under the sentence imposed Friday by Superior Court Judge Patricia LeBon.

Crow pleaded guilty in October to a murder charge in the death of 52-year-old Marianne DeMartin.

Prosecutors say Crow stole her car after killing her and dumped her body 120 miles away in Schuylkill County, Pa.

The car was found five days after the murder in Voorhees, but DeMartin's skeletal remains were not identified for more than two years.

Crow was arrested in April 2008, tied to the crime by DNA evidence found in DeMartin's car.

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