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Nancy Swenty's killer sentenced to life in prison

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A man has pleaded guilty this morning to the strangling death of Nancy Swenty two years ago.

Russell McDiarmid has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years in the death of the Fisher Branch woman.

Swenty was killed in her home on July 27, 2011.

Crown prosecutor Brian Bell describes Swenty's killing as "heinous and unnecessary," adding there was "no rhyme or reason for why it happened."

Court was told McDiarmid strangled Swenty to death in her home, wrapped her body in a tarp and dumped it outside of Fisher Branch.

Swenty's mother, Gladys told the court: "there is no word to express how I feel… I cry every day for her and me."

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