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Woman Sentenced for Burning Body of Knox County Murder Victim
KNOX COUNTY (Ken Hines) -- A woman who pleaded guilty to burning a man's body after assisting in his beating has been sentenced to more than a decade in prison.
A judge sentenced Amber Pilotti to 15 years in prison on Friday for her admitted role in the February, 2013 murder of Bradley Grosscup in Knox County.
Pilotti told investigators she provided her boyfriend, Jedidiah Lang, with a pool stick he used to strike Grosscup in the head while the previously homeless couple was living in the victim's apartment.
Lang is accused of strangling Grosscup to prevent him from leaving the home to report the altercation to police.
A day after Grosscup's murder, Pilotti returned to the apartment, where she used a can of hairspray and a lighter to set fire to his body as it lay on a couch, according to prosecutors.
Pilotti pleaded guilty to complicity to commit felonious assault, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse, and aggravated arson. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped a murder charge that had been levied against her.
Pilotti has also agreed to testify against Lang, who is charged with Grosscup's murder.