MICHIGAN -- (WXYZ) -- Man gets 40 to 75 years for rape - A man imprisoned for life for killing a woman after a 2014 Halloween party in southeastern Michigan and stashing her body in the woods has been sentenced in the 2016 sexual assault of another woman.
The Monroe News reports a judge exceeded the sentencing guidelines Thursday for 28-year-old Daniel Clay, ordering him to serve 40 to 75 years in prison. Clay asked the judge to sentence him within the guidelines of at least 18œ to 39 years.
“This was a brutal rape,” 38th Circuit Judge Daniel S. White said during the hearing. “It was degrading; it was dehumanizing. Mr. Clay you're just an opportunist and a predator. You're a liar and now you're a serial rapist.”
The sentence would keep Clay behind bars if an appeal of his conviction in the slaying of 22-year-old Chelsea Bruck is successful. A jury earlier convicted him of first-degree murder in Bruck's October 2014 beating death. Her body was found six months later.