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Nicholas County man sentenced in case where woman's body found in refrigerator

David Allen Geier, 65, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years and is eligible for parole in 10. (West Virginia Regional Jail)

A Nicholas County man charged after West Virginia State Police found the body of a missing woman stuffed inside a refrigerator has been convicted of second-degree murder.

David Allen Geier, 65, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison and is eligible for parole in 10.

A body identified as Teresa Gwinn was found inside a refrigerator in April 2017 at a home in Richwood, troopers said. Troopers made the discovery while following up on a missing person complaint.

Troopers believe the victim was strangled during a fight on March 23, 2017.

Geier originally was charged with first-degree murder.

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