Missing Student's Body Found, Woman Sentenced, Second Trial Planned

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a woman accused of strangling a University of West Georgia student whose body was found in a swamp last year will spend at least 30 years in prison
for the crime.

Carroll County District Attorney Peter Skandalakis said 30-year-old Farrah Lynn Strength pleaded guilty in Carroll County Superior Court in the murder last year of 21-year-old Marcelle "Marcy" Elliott of Kennesaw.

Officials say 32-year-old Joshua Clay also has been charged with the murder and is scheduled for trial Aug. 8.

Police have said the two women were friends who hadn't talked for more than a year after a disagreement. Authorities said the women had a mutual interest in psychology and forensics.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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