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Robert Moore gets 10 years for killing his wife Tina, dumping her body at Ft. Harrison State Park

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Posted at 4:03 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 16:03:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man received 10 years in prison Friday for killing his wife and dumping her body in Fort Harrison State Park in 2015.

The body of 55-year-old Tina M. Moore was found in August 2015 by someone walking their dog at the state park on the northeast side of Indianapolis.

Two days later, Moore's husband, 67-year-old Robert L. Moore, walked into the Lawrence Police Department and confessed to his wife's murder.

Moore told police he and his wife had been fighting over his son, Robert W. Moore, living with them when he "snapped" and "blacked out."

"I had her by the neck with my left hand," Moore told investigators, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

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Moore's son was charged with obstruction of justice and failure to report a dead body for allegedly helping his father move his stepmother's body to the park. Those charges were dismissed in February 2016.

On Friday, a Marion County judge accepted Moore's plea of guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of obstruction of justice and sentenced. In exchange for his plea agreement, prosecutors dropped the most serious charge of murder against him, along with a lesser charge of failure to report a dead body.

Judge Grant Hawkins sentenced Moore to 10 years and three months in prison, with a probation term of five years after his release.

Moore will receive credit for 638 days already spent in the Marion County Jail since his arrest in August 2015.

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