Terrence Roach was sentenced to 17 years for criminal confinement and abuse of a corpse, in connection to the case of Aleah Beckerle.
Roach was found not guilty in Aleah Beckerle’s kidnapping and murder.
Aleah vanished from her home in July of 2016 and she was found in abandoned house on South Bedford in Evansville in March of 2017.
Aleah Beckerle’s family pleaded with the judge for a maximum sentence on Wednesday.
“On July 17, 2016, my purpose, my love, my daughter was taken from me,” Aleah’s mother Cara said, “I wake up every morning and grieve for my daughter. I talk to her and always tell her how much I love her and miss her.”
The 17-year sentence is one year shy of the maximum allows. Roach’s defense attorney Glenn Grampp told the media Roach will get some time served and he believes Roach will only spend about 10 years in prison.
(This story was originally published June 27, 2018)