Man gets life in prison for killing ex found in garbage can

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a garbage can at an abandoned house in Cleveland has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Thirty-six-year-old Yaphet Bradley was sentenced Tuesday in the death of 31-year-old Miriam Johnson, of Cleveland Heights. Bradley had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday for Bradley's lawyers.

A medical examiner concluded that Johnson died of a gunshot wound to the head and stab wounds to her torso, arms and legs. Investigators say she was killed last year, in late February. She was reported missing about a week later, and her body was found in late March.

Prosecutors say Bradley and Johnson had three children together.