Man sentenced for fatally beating, pouring acid on roommate

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A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison in connection with the beating death of his roommate, whose body was found soaked in acid and buried in a shallow grave.

Darren Englert and two others were arrested in July 2011 after police located the body of 26-year-old Jeremy Gibson, who was reported missing shortly before his death.

In court Tuesday, Englert apologized to Gibson’s relatives before he was sentenced on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit criminal confinement.

According to a prosecutor, Englert and two others, Antonio Williams and Carolann Clear, drove to County Road 500, placed a bag over Gibson’s head and hit him with weapons. Gibson’s clothing was removed and he was then buried in a shallow grave. The prosecutor said Williams and Englert returned to the grave and poured acid on Gibson’s body before re-burying him.

Englert plans to appeal his conviction.

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