Rhea County man gets 20 years in prison for Bradley County woman's slaying

The man charged in a Bradley County, Tennessee, woman's 2020 slaying has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a sentence of more than two decades in prison.

Guy William O'Connell, 46, was sentenced on a best-interest guilty plea to a charge of second-degree murder in the slaying of Amber Renee Monday, 34, according to Rhea County Criminal Circuit Court records. The hearing was held June 1 before Judge Justin C. Angel in Dayton, Tennessee.

According to court records, O'Connell was sentenced to 25 years in prison to be served at 100% of the sentence. He was given credit for 513 days served from the time he was in custody in Tennessee - Jan. 4, 2021 - to the date of his plea June 1, court records state.