DETROIT (FOX 2) - A second man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the killing of a gay man.
"I'm glad this ordeal for them is finally over," said Judge Michael Hathaway
Found guilty of murder, Andrew Czarnecki was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. While the jury found Czarnecki and his co-defendant Hameer Alkotait guilty in December, the closure has taken more than 6 years to achieve.
Occurring back in 2013, the Detroit man was reported missing when he didn't return home after work. His body was later identified through dental records after it was discovered in a field, burned beyond recognition.
Czarnecki and Alkotait assaulted, stabbed and eventually burned the man's body.
The case had initially gone cold before the Fair Michigan Justice Program got involved in 2016, later charging the two with the felony.