Man sentenced to 15 years to life for killing ex-girlfriend

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend who authorities say was choked and stabbed has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

The Columbus Dispatch ( reports Vincent Salamony pleaded guilty earlier to a murder charge in last year’s slaying of 24-year-old Ellen Paige Clarke and was sentenced this week.

A message seeking comment was left Thursday for Salamony’s attorney.

Court documents say Columbus police found Clarke’s body in her apartment June 7, 2015, after Salamony told authorities he killed her. Court records say the 25-year-old Columbus man told officers he was arguing with Clarke and tried to strangle her and then told police he “grabbed a knife and slit her throat and stabbed her in the heart or near it.”