A Charlotte disc jockey has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the death of his wife more than a year ago.
Brandon Blakeney entered an Alford plea in court in Charlotte on Thursday. An Alford plea does not admit guilty, but does acknowledge there is enough evidence for a conviction.
Blakeney was sentenced to between 20 years and 25 years in prison.
Prosecutors say he strangled 34-year-old Catherine Blakeney in 2011 and lived in their home with her body for several weeks. Her body was found a few days after Christmas.
A prosecutor said Blakeney also used a debit card his wife had been issued to collect unemployment benefits.
Brandon Blakeney had worked as a DJ in Charlotte clubs.