Life sentence in dismemberment of Georgia student

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Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:31 PM
Life sentence in dismemberment of Georgia student

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering a Georgia college student and setting his remains on fire.

Kane Rolison pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the death of 19-year-old J'maal Keyes, who was a freshman at Middle Georgia State College when he was killed in April 2013.

Rolison admitted to stabbing Keyes more than a dozen times, dismembering him, lighting his remains on fire and eventually throwing them into a river. Rolison was 17 at the time and charged as an adult.

In his admission, the now 19-year-old Rolison said he prayed for forgiveness because he was confused and lost in life. Rolison said he and Keyes were acquaintances and blamed the attack on the influence of drugs.

Rolison could be eligible for parole in 30 years.