Queens man sentenced in Columbia County for concealing human corpse
March 10, 2017 06:57 PM
A man from Queens was sentenced Friday in Columbia County Court for concealment of a human corpse.
Rasheem Cotman will spend up to four years in state prison.
He tried to hide the body of 21-year-old Halle Schmidt after she died last September at a motel in Hudson.
Police say Schmidt died of a heroin overdose and Cotman panicked because he was on parole.
Schmidt's body was found near Old Post Road in Kinderhook, a week after she was reported missing.
Created: March 10, 2017 06:57 PM
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