Three people are sentenced for their roles in the murder of a Maryland man living in Ohio County.

William Howard was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder, kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence.

Melanie Howard and Christopher Hill were each sentenced to 15 years for facilitating murder, facilitating kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

They plead guilty in January in the murder of Tromain Mackall, who was killed in the summer of 2016.

Mackall’s remains were found in a tool box in Grayson County, Kentucky.

Tromain’s mother Bertie said she will never be able to tell her son she loved him in emotional testimony while the three defendants sat still.

Why do all the things to him? He was a human being! He was my child! And I loved him! And I would never be able to say those words to him again!

Prosecutors say the investigation of Mackall’s death is ongoing.

A fourth person, Marcus Boyken, also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence.

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(This story was originally published on March 21, 2019)