Man sentenced for murdering woman and burning her body

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Nathaniel Woods (Source, Cleveland Police) Nathaniel Woods (Source, Cleveland Police)
Bayliss Avenue, Cleveland Bayliss Avenue, Cleveland


A man sentenced to life in prison, without parole, for murdering Kimberley Bolton, 23, and then burning her body.

Nathaniel Woods strangled Bolton on Dec. 14, 2011 at his home on Edna Avenue in Cleveland.  Woods then burned her body near a house on Bayliss Avenue.

Cleveland Police were able to identify Bolton through fingerprints.

On Dec. 19, 2011, a warrant was issued for Woods. He was arrested the same day on Elmwood Avenue in Cleveland.

On November 16, 2012, after an eleven day trial, a jury found Woods guilty of one count of aggravated murder, one count of gross abuse of a corpse, and one count of tampering with evidence.

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