Little Rock Man Admits to Killing Man, Hiding Body

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man received a 25-year-prison sentence after admitting he killed a man and hid the body in a trash can.

Thirty-five-year-old Calvin Mack Perry III admitted he shot Elvin Gamble Junior in September 2007 during an argument, then hid the body in a garbage can. Perry's father told police Gamble threatened his son with a bottle and his son fired a warning shot then shot Gamble.

Perry said he thought the bottle was a gun. Perry has prior drug convictions and a battery conviction. Perry pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and will be eligible for parole after serving a little over six years in prison for Gamble's death.

Gamble also had prior convictions and was awaiting trial on drug charges at the time of his death. His estranged wife, Tina Gamble, was found shot dead about three weeks after his dead. Her slaying remains unsolved.

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