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Florence man gets life for 2011 murder of wife

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Rodney Ivey plead guilty to killing his wife in June 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison. Rodney Ivey plead guilty to killing his wife in June 2011 and was sentenced to life in prison.

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Rodney Ivey, charged in the 2011 murder of his wife, pleaded guilty to the charge Friday morning and was sentenced to life in prison.

According to the Florence County Court Clerk's Office, Ivey was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Michael Nettles.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office confirmed June 15, 2011 that the remains of missing woman Devin Grace Ivey were found in the Coward area, and her husband was charged with her murder.

Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews said the remains were found near Salem Road and Brown Road.

Capt. Brett Camp, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said investigators and Matthews have positively identified Ivey's remains.

Devin Ham Ivey, 22, was last seen at the Olanta Budget Inn on June 9, 2011.

Her husband, Rodney Ivey, was arrested just four days after his wife was last seen when deputies in Florence County said his stories about his wife's disappearance were inconsistent and false.

After the discovery of the remains on June 15, Rodney Ivey was charged with murdering his wife after an apparent altercation at the Budget Inn in Olanta, where the deceased was last seen.

According to the Florence County Sheriff's Department, Rodney Ivey murdered his wife, and then disposed of her remains on Brown Rd. near Coward, SC.

Rodney Ivey is still being held at the Florence County Sheriff's Office Detention Center.


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