The man charged in the death of a Nebo, Kentucky man is sentenced to seven years in prison.

Craig Davenport, 29, pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter, tampering with evidence, and intimidating a witness in connection to the 2010 death of Rodney ‘Bo’ Hale. Circuit Court Judge James C. Brantley Monday gave Davenport hard time with no chance of probation. It’s a small measure of justice for a family all too familiar with heartache.

“He’s gonna get out before his child will even be a teenager, yet Bo didn’t get to see his son get married and doesn’t get to help raise his grandson,” said Lori Gentry, Hale’s sister, following the hearing.

Hale was reported missing in November 2010. His remains were found in a culvert along Continental Drive in Madisonville in July 2013, the very location he was last seen.

Last month Davenport appeared in Hopkins County Circuit Court, where he admitted to fatally hitting Hale with a weapon before he and another person put Hale’s body in the culvert. The other person allegedly involved in the crime has never been publicly identified.