CLEVELAND — A 29-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison with the first eligibility of parole after 15 years for the murder of a 31-year-old woman in 2018, according to a tweet from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Mike O'Malley.
In Sept. 2018, the woman was beaten to death in Slavic Village. Her body was hidden behind church steps. Jamal Kukla was arrested in May 2020 after his DNA matched DNA found at the crime scene.
Kukla was found guilty on the following charges on Nov. 10:
- Two counts of murder
- One count of felonious assault
- One count of tampering with evidence
- One count of gross abuse of a corpse
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