Seymour man sentenced in death of 19-year-old

A Seymour man who pleaded guilty in the 2018 death of his fiancée received a 24-year sentence.

“The Tribune” in Seymour is reporting that 45-year-old Brian M. Cogdill, received that sentence in Jackson Circuit Court on Thursday for voluntary manslaughter from Special Judge Stephen R. Heimann in the death of 19-year-old Emma Jean Jamison, of Seymour.

The paper is reporting that the negotiated plea agreement includes 14 years in the Indiana Department of Correction with 10 of the total 24 years suspended. Cogdill also will serve five years of probation following the sentence.

Police said Cogdill beat Jamison to death Sept. 6, 2018, at the residence they shared in the 6500 block of N. County Road 760E.

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