A McGehee man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the November 2014 strangulation death of 33-year-old Rebekah Singh of McGehee, who was initially reported as a missing person. Her body was later discovered in Bayou Bartholomew.

Danny Joe Burchfield

Danny Joe Burchfield -2014 Facebook Profile Photo

Danny Joe Burchfield, 27, pleaded guilty to the murder.

Circuit Judge Sam Pope imposed the recommended sentence of life imprisonment.

An abuse of a corpse charge filed in connection with Singh’s death was dismissed.

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