A Kentucky woman battered her boyfriend with an ivory statue before continuing to pummel him with a bottle of vodka and leaving him there to die. Now, she'll spend at least four decades in prison.
Brenda Porter was found guilty of brutally murdering her boyfriend in 2018, and a jury has recommended that she is sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison, according to WHAS.
According to WHAS, Louisville Metro police went to the 3000 block of Wellbrooke Drive for a welfare check on Jan. 21, 2018. They then found David Burch's body wrapped in bedding and a plastic tarp in the backyard of the home.
According to police, Porter had been interviewed by police two days before Burch's body was discovered, and she confessed to the assault of Burch on Jan. 19.
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WHAS reported that Porter admitted to assaulting Burch with an ivory statue, knocking him to the floor, before continue to bludgeon him with a vodka bottle. Police say Porter heard Burch "moaning and crying" her name, but she ignored his pleads for help, instead leaving him to die.
According to WHAS, Porter told authorities that she tried to dispose of Burch's body by putting it in bed linens, comforters and plastic tarp. According to authorities, Porter also admitted to buying cleaning products in attempt to clean up the crime scene.
WDRB reported that Porter, who authorities say was in an "intimate relationship" with Burch, was found guilty by a Jefferson County of one count of murder, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of abuse of a corpse.
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