Jackson County man to serve life for murder of Florida woman

A St. Martin man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to killing a Florida woman.

Phillip Allen York, 56, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2019 murder of Sarah Jane Willard.

Willard, a Coral Springs, Florida, resident, apparently met York online.

Her body was found buried in the back yard of York’s St. Martin home after a missing person’s report was filed.

York also received a 10-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentences will run concurrently.

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