Baychester man sentenced to 25 years in slaying of pregnant daughter

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A Baychester man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for strangling and beating his pregnant daughter and hiding her body in a crawl space.

William Caruth was convicted of manslaughter and had his sentenced handed down Wednesday in the death of Andrea Caruth.

Emotions ran high in a courtroom, where letters from the victim's fiance and cousin were read aloud. The letter from her cousin says William Caruth showed no remorse for what he did.

According to prosecutors, the body of Andrea Caruth was found hidden behind a wall in her father's closet. They claim it appears she was hit by a hammer and strangled. The hammer was found by investigators in William Caruth's car.

Additional evidence was also presented over the course of the trial, included DNA samples taken from beneath the victim's fingernails.

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