Idaho man sentenced in Spokane woman's death

Posted at 1:55 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 15:58:21-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man will spend at least 15 years in prison in the death of a Spokane woman whose body was dumped near Hauser Lake.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 47-year-old Patrick Neil McGhee was sentenced in an Idaho court to serve a minimum of 15 years. He could serve another 10 years beyond that.

McGhee entered a plea in February that did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him on charges of voluntary manslaughter and destruction of evidence.

Authorities found the partially submerged body of 55-year-old Kelly Sallee in June 2015.

Her son Jason Stidd said in court that he thinks about his mother every day. He said after the sentencing that he was happy with the outcome.