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INDEPENDENCE, MO (AP) -
A western Missouri man has admitted abandoning the body of a woman who died while they were having sex.
Lance Gross, 53, of Blue Springs, pleaded guilty Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court to one felony count of abandoning a corpse.
Gross's brother, Marlin Gross, pleaded guilty in October to the same charge and was placed on three years' probation.
Lance Gross led police early last year to the body of 48-year-old Peggie Perez in a Cass County creek. Gross told investigators Perez passed out and never regained consciousness after he choked her and injected her with Valium during sex.
Authorities said Gross left the body in his home for three days before he and another man took it to Cass County.
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