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COLUMBIANA, Ala. -- An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole after he pleaded guilty to killing his grandmother in 2012.

Al.com reports 27-year-old Daniel Scott Gentry of Shelby pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of capital murder. He was sentenced by a Shelby County Circuit Court judge.

Authorities say his grandmother, 64-year-old Carrie Elaine Gentry, was strangled and beaten to death at her home in March 2012. Her body was found about two weeks later wrapped in a rug inside her car at a quarry near Leeds.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement that Daniel Gentry eventually confessed to the slaying. If his case had gone to trial, he would have faced the death penalty.

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