Man sentenced for slaying of 81-year-old woman found in well

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing an 81-year-old woman who was strangled and whose body was found in a wishing well has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports Charles Greene proclaimed his innocence at his sentencing Monday in the 2008 slaying of Alyce Seff in Columbus. Her body was found in a well behind a house she owned.

Greene was convicted in January of murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

The 54-year-old Greene told the judge there’s “no DNA or evidence or nothing of me killing this lady.”

Greene testified another man gave him Seff’s phone and credit cards and he didn’t know they were Seff’s. Greene sometimes worked as a handyman for Seff.

Defense attorney Frederick Benton says Greene will appeal his conviction.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,