Man gets 20 to 40 years in prison for strangling girlfriend

Michael Morant (Baltimore County Police Department)

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A York County man has pleaded guilty to strangling his girlfriend along Interstate 83 near Baltimore last year

Michael Morant, 49, of Windsor Township, was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in the June 2016 death of 30-year-old Rebekah Strausbaugh, according to court records.

Morant killed Strausbaugh and hid her body in a wooded area of Baltimore County. He told police he pushed Strausbaugh during an argument along the interstate and caused her to fall and hit her head.

He initially was charged in Maryland, but the case was moved to Pennsylvania in April when investigators found evidence that Strausbaugh was killed in her home.

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