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Woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping to clean up 2010 murder

TAMPA — A 39-year-old woman was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison after admitting to helping clean up a gruesome 2010 murder in which the victim was stabbed and burned.

Rosanna DiMauro pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the slaying of Robert Brewer, 26, on May 4 last year. Investigators said Brewer was killed after passing out at a drug party in a Brandon apartment. DiMauro was one of five people implicated in the death.

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said Brewer, in a drugged stupor, was stabbed repeatedly on a bed and in a bathtub. They said his body was stuffed into a duffle bag, dumped into a trash bin, soaked with gasoline and burned.

Prosecutors accused three people of the actual slaying — Kasey Ackerman, 21, Randy Allen Morris, 35, and Brendan Terry, 21.

Ackerman and Morris are the only ones awaiting trial for first-degree murder. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty. Terry pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping last year and is serving a 30-year sentence.

DiMauro and her son, David Link, 19, both admitted assisting the attackers after the killing. Link was accused of helping carry the body to the trash bin, as well as helping to buy the $3 worth of gas used to set it on fire. He is serving a three-year sentence after pleading guilty last year to being an accessory after the fact.

DiMauro admitted providing bleach and cleaning rags. Investigators said her 3-year-old son was in the apartment during the killing.

John Barry can be reached at jbarry@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3383.

Woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for helping to clean up 2010 murder 07/08/11 [Last modified: Friday, July 8, 2011 11:20pm]
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