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Man pleads guilty to concealing dead body, animal cruelty

According to the court's website, Dayshaun Kent pleaded guilty to concealing a dead body and two counts of felony animal cruelty in court on Wednesday, January 3 (Roanoke City Jail)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- A Roanoke man has pleaded guilty to concealing a dead body and animal cruelty, and could spend the next 15 years in prison.

According to the court's website, Dayshaun Kent pleaded guilty to concealing a dead body and two counts of felony animal cruelty in court on Wednesday, January 3.

He was charged after human remains were found on Radford Road last July.

Two charges of credit card theft were dropped.

Human skeletal remains were found in Roanoke on July 28 and prosecutors have said they strongly believe the remains are that of Edme Merle-Perez, who disappeared in March 2017.

He will be sentenced in April.

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