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Mother-in-law charged with murder in Inman case

A third Inman family member has been charged with murder and two other charges in connection to the death of a Logan woman.

Sandra K. Inman, 46, is now charged with one count of murder, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse, according to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail’s website.

Sandra, her husband, William A. Inman, 47, and their son, William A. Inman II, 26, are accused of killing William Inman II’s wife, Summer Cook Inman, 25. Summer’s strangled body was found in a septic drain behind the Faith Tabernacle Church in Nelsonville March 29, nearly a week after she went missing.

All three were charged with kidnapping and abduction and pleaded not guilty during the week Summer went missing.

William Inman and William Inman II were charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of murder, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse after Summer’s body was found.

Sandra changed her plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, and because of this she was not given new charges.

All three are being held at the jail on $1 million bond.

The court ordered Sandra’s competency to be evaluated April 13. The competency hearing where both sides heard the results of the evaluation was held Aug. 29.

Sandra’s charges are now listed on the jail’s website as murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Sandra and both men could be sentenced to 15 years to life in prison if convicted of these charges, according to the Ohio Revised Code.

William Inman and William Inman II are also charged with aggravated murder.

They could be sentenced to life with parole, life without parole or death and a maximum fine of $25,000 if convicted of that charge.

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