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Miamisburg Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For 2011 Murder
DAYTON -- A Miamisburg man will spend his life in prison for the murder of Lisa Spinks who was brutally killed in September 2011.
A judge sentenced Joshua Sellers to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the aggravated murder charge. He also received 18 years for the kidnapping, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse and possession of criminal tools charges.
Sellers and Jamie Shaffer who was dating Spinks, 20, planned and killed her then left her body along a Miamisburg train track.
Montgomery County Prosecutors say its the most gruesome crime they've witnessed.
"This is the most barbaric aggravated murder case I've prosecuted in the 30 plus years in this community," said David Franceschelli, Montgomery County Prosecutor.
Shaffer pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Prosecutors say he was using Spinks for sex, but then got annoyed with her so that's why the two decided to kill her. Spinks' family says she was mentally challenged and very trusting to people.
"She was full of love, full of life, always forgiving, she never had a harsh word to say to anybody and ever so trusting," said Teresa Kilpatrick, Lisa's Aunt.
Sellers and Shaffer stabbed Lisa in the neck and head, then strangled her to death and left her on the train tracks.
Sellers apologized Tuesday to the family of Lisa Spinks in court.
"I can't imagine what they are going through, I have two kids of my own," Sellers said. "I'm very sorry and remorseful for what I've done. I hope they can find it in their heart to forgive me.
But the family didn't buy that apology.
"I was very upset, he said that he wished he could have saved her life. He didn't want to save her life, he plotted to take her life," said Kilpatrick.
However, they were pleased with the sentence and hope for the same outcome for Jamie Shaffer, who will be sentenced on August 21.
AUGUST 5: Miamisburg Man Takes Plea to Avoid Death Penalty
MAY 13: Shaffer Pleads Guilty to Murder of Lisa Spinks
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