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US man slept with rotting corpse for two days

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Michael Lenahan, 31, will serve the prison term for the 2007 murder of Lorna Santiago, 24, in an apartment in Manhattan, New York, the Herald Sun reported.  "I'm far from a perfect person, but I am a good person," coke-addicted Lenahan told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon.

Prosecutors said that after murdering Santiago, Lenahan spent two days surfing websites that dealt with sadomasochism and how to preserve dead bodies -- and buying alcohol on her credit card.

When the body was discovered, Lenahan lied to police that he'd choked her to death "accidentally", and had only intended to stop her from screaming and hitting him during an argument, the report said. Prosecutors countered that Lenahan continued to choke Santiago for at least two minutes after she lost consciousness.

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Published 23 October 2010, 13:10 IST

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