Peterman sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Tena Broadus

The final chapter of the Tena Broadus murder case came to a close today. Her killer, Joshua Peterman, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Peterman was sentenced to serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing Tena Broadus in 2015. He was found guilty last month after a trial which saw four other individuals take the witness stand, confessing to their role in the attempt to cover up her death.

After Broadus was killed at Peterman’s residence, her remains were transported multiple times and were burnt and dumped into the Biloxi River. Second District Circuit Court Assistant District Attorney Mitch Owen said, “We did what we could. We went one co-defendant at a time, piecing it together, using the evidence we had. Luckily at the end of the day, all four of them came in, pled guilty, told us exactly what happened and their role in it and that helped us to get a conviction on Joshua Peterman.”

As for the co-defendants, Kari Parker was sentenced to 30 years, 13 to serve for second-degree murder. Natasha Sellers was sentenced to 20 years with five to serve for accessory after the fact. Devin Gregory and Aaron Bobinger will be sentenced on August 9th.

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