DETROIT (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to spend the next 25 to 50 years in prison in the killing of a 16-year-old Westland girl.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Ulysses Boykin imposed the sentence on 22-year-old Nicholas Cottrell for his role in the death of Carlee Morse.
During Thursday's hearing, Morse's mother and sister begged Cottrell to provide the location of the victim's remains.
The Detroit Free Press and WJBK-TV report Cottrell offered no answers, saying only that he feared Justin Yoshikawa, who also is charged with Morse's killing.
Cottrell was sentenced on a second-degree murder count as part of a plea deal with the county prosecutor's office to testify against Yoshikawa.
Cottrell says he helped strangle Morse, whose broken body was stuffed into a trash bag and tossed away last summer.