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Last updated on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(LOUISVILLE) - Only 4 days away from the start of jury selection for his murder trial, 40-year-old Gregory O’Bryan has pleaded guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to killing 18-year-old Sullivan University student Andrew Compton of Carmel, IN in the fall of 2010.
O'Bryan has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder and other crimes. He'll be eligible for parole in the year 2030.
In a statement to the court, O'Bryan admits to having picked up Compton for sex through an internet dating site. O'Bryan says he gave the teen alcohol, and Andrew passed out or died while they were having sex. O'Bryan admits he not only didn't call 911 or offer the young man any help, but continued with sex then, as well as later, after he knew Compton had died. O'Bryan says he then put the body in a TV box and put it in a dumpster.
Compton's body has never been found, despite a thorough search of a southern Indiana landfill.
Andrew's mother spoke for the family as O'Bryan was sentenced, saying her faith would help her through her grief. Mrs. Compton says she can't, however, bring herself to forgive O'Bryan for his actions.
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