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Updated: Puccio, four others sentenced for Urbana murder and dismemberment

Matthew Puccio (pictured) will spend at least 42 years in prison for the murder and dismemberment of ex-girlfriend Jessica Rae Sacco.

Puccio, 26, of Urbana, and three co-defendants were sentenced by Champaign County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Wilson Monday.

In March, Sacco was found dead in her 625 West Light Street apartment (pictured) by her landlord. 

Puccio stabbed Sacco in the abdomen. Several hours later, he suffocated her with a plastic bag.

Puccio tried to cover up the crime by seeking help from four friends who were in the living room during the murder.

Christopher Wright, 37; Sharon Cook, 35; Andrew Forney, 26; and Kandis Forney, 25; pleaded guilty to several charges earlier this year for their role in dismembering Sacco's body and helping Puccio dispose of limbs in Hamilton, Ohio and northern Kentucky.

Authorities report that Puccio, Wright, and Andrew Forney used a sword and knives to dismember Sacco.

Champaign County Prosecutor Nick Selvaggio said the five took a break from the dismemberment to go to McDonald's and Speedway.

Puccio was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 30 years for aggravated murder. In addition, he will have to serve a consecutive term of 12 years for felonious assault, tampering with evidence, and two counts of gross abuse of a corpse.

Andrew Forney, Cook, and Wright were also sentenced Monday. Forney will serve 10 years, Cook was sentenced to three years, and Wright will serve four years.

The final defendant was sentenced Tuesday morning. Kandis Forney was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to forfeit her van, which was used to transport Sacco's body.

Forney pleaded guilty to single counts of failure to report a crime, complicity to tampering with evidence, and obstructing justice.

Sacco would have turned 22 next Tuesday.

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