Meigs County Prosecutor Colleen Williams said the sentence would've been a similar time frame that he might've received had the case gone to trial.
"This was the best way with everyone to go forward with it," Williams
said an autopsy showed that Brown had been strangled, but that Roach had not provided specific details.
With agreement from Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney Colleen Williams and Brown's family, Judge Carson Crow sentenced Roach to a minimum of 19 years in prison, with charges 2, 5 and 6 - two counts of compelling prostitution and one count of tampering with evidence, respectively - dropped.
said that the tampering with evidence charge came as a result of Roach disposing of Brown's cell phone so that family members couldn't reach her
and that the gross abuse of a corpse charge came from Roach's attempt to dispose of Brown's body.