Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Woman and Burying Her in Garage

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SPARKS, NV - A Sparks man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a woman who was staying with him.

57-year-old Thomas Brant was convicted in May of killing 51-year-old Kimberly Seaton in December of 2012. Her body was found in a shallow grave in his home on C Street; she had been beaten and strangled.

Police say she had been killed more than a month before her body was found. She had been reported missing by her daughter.

Court documents indicate Brant confessed to killing Seaton after a night of drinking and arguing.

Brant will be eligible for parole after 20 years.