Fort Wayne man gets 16 years for killing woman whose body was found in lake in July 2011


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ALBION, Indiana — A judge has sentenced a Fort Wayne man to 16 years in prison after he admitted killing a woman whose body was dumped in a northeastern Indiana lake.

Thirty-six-year-old Andres Gonzalez Jr. learned his sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2011 death of 36-year-old Erin Justin. Noble County Prosecutor Steven Clouse dropped a murder charge in a plea agreement.

The News-Sun and WANE-TV report a fisherman found Justin's body weighted with a cinder block in Bartley Lake near Albion in July 2011. Gonzalez killing Justin during a physical attack.

The defendant's brother, 32-year-old Victor Manuel Gonzalez, was sentenced to three years after he admitted to helping dump Justin's body.

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