A Middle River woman was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for her role in the death of a Dundalk man whose body turned up in April after he had been missing for months.

Carollyn Robin Duschl, 29, who pleaded guilty as in accessory 57-year-old Jeffrey Jennings' death, received five years in prison — with half of it suspended — followed by five years of supervised probation.

John Joseph Leschefsky, 27, also of Middle River, was convicted of second degree murder in Jennings death.

It was months after Jennings was reported missing by his family in September 2011, that officers located his body in a wooded area along Bengies Road in Middle River and arrested Leschefsky and Duschl.

Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Fuller said the state believes Duschl helped clean up after Leschefsky committed the murder at Jennings' home in the 8100 block of Gray Haven Road. Fuller said the Duschl and Leschefsky, who have two children together, had been staying with Jennings.

"The motive is somewhat unclear," she said. But after Jennings' family reported him missing, Fuller said the couple used his car and pawned some of his belongings.

Leschefsky's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 4.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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