There was no suspense Tuesday about Scott Wobbe's no-parole sentence, which was mandatory.
Theresa DeKeyzer's body was found last September in a drum at a storage site in Plymouth Township. The 22-year-old lived about 30 miles away in Warren and hadn't been seen all summer.
DeKeyzer had filed a domestic violence complaint against Wobbe before she was killed.
Her mother and two sisters spoke in court before the sentence was ordered.
Wobbe will also pay $9,400 in restitution to the family.
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