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Man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in backpack bones case

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DURHAM, N.C. -

A man accused of killing a woman and carrying around her bones in a backpack has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal in Durham Superior Court.

Michael Dorman was accused of killing Lakeia Boxley.

Dorman was arrested in July 2010 after a friend told authorities that Dorman admitted shooting a prostitute and asked him to help dispose of her bones, which he kept in a backpack at his apartment. An autopsy later determined that the bones belonged to Boxley, who had been missing since March 2008. Wounds found on Boxley's skull indicated she may have been shot in the head, according to the medical examiner's report.
    
Investigators said Dorman told them the woman was already dead when he found her remains, which he planned to use for his sexual gratification.

Dorman faces a minimum of 13 years in prison.

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