GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama man and woman have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms after pleading guilty to charges linked to a video of sexual torture that was shared on social media.
A Marshall County judge sentenced 55-year-old Van Christopher Havis of Guntersville to life imprisonment on Wednesday.
A day earlier, co-defendant Holly Debord of Albertville was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
The two pleaded guilty to charges of sexual torture, sodomy and bestiality after being accused of making a video involving an animal and a victim who was described by authorities as mentally disabled.
People who saw the video notified authorities.