Glendale woman sentenced in burned body case

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – A Glendale woman arrested in connection with a burned body has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

A jury found Jennifer Griffith, 32, guilty of second-degree murder and abandonment/concealment of a dead body in March.

Griffith and her husband, Daniel, were arrested after the burned body of a missing Phoenix man was found dumped in the area of Olive and 195th avenues near the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in February 2012.

Prosecutors alleged the victim was lured to the desert, shot and then set on fire.

Daniel Griffith was sentenced to 25-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, abandonment/concealment of a body and fraudulent use of a credit card in September.

Police said he tried to use the victim's credit card soon after the killing.