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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery man convicted in the murder of the "Cajun Lady" will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Authorities say Navus Jennings has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder and arson connected with the March 28, 2011 death of Deatsville resident Julie Ann Nelson.

Court proceedings proved Jennings killed Nelson at his trailer, then dumped the body next to a trash bin behind his place of employment on Lemon Street.

Authorities say that to cover up the bloody crime scene, Jennings burned the trailer less than 12 hours after the body was discovered.

Nelson was known as the "Cajun Lady" after she moved to Alabama from Louisiana more than 15 years ago to take care of her parents, yet she kept her accent.

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