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Farmer Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - Prosecutors say an Eastern Shore farmer has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a worker who disappeared in 2009.

Dorchester County Circuit Court Judge Brett Wilson sentenced 67-year-old William Hamilton of Hurlock on Thursday. Hamilton was convicted in February of first- and second-degree murder and assault in the death of 31-year-old Craig Parker in 2009.

Prosecutors say Hamilton acknowledged in a statement that he shot and killed Parker, an employee on his 80-acre farm, then buried him on the property.

Parker's body was never recovered despite extensive excavation by Maryland State Police.

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