Homicide

Woman convicted of killing husband, hiding his remains in containers gets 55 years in prison

  • Raymond Wantorcik, brother of murder victim Danny Burroughs, refers to a photo of the pair stating "This is my best friend... I won't smile like that anymore" during the sentencing of Loretta Burroughs in N.J. Superior Court in Mays Landing, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Loretta Burroughs received a term of 55 years in prison for murder and other crimes in the killing of her husband Danny, whose dismembered remains she hid in plastic storage containers and took with her when she moved. (Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool)

    Raymond Wantorcik, brother of murder victim Danny Burroughs, refers to a photo of the pair stating "This is my best friend... I won't smile like that anymore" during the sentencing of Loretta Burroughs in N.J. Superior Court in Mays Landing, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Loretta Burroughs received a term of 55 years in prison for murder and other crimes in the killing of her husband Danny, whose dismembered remains she hid in plastic storage containers and took with her when she moved. (Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Loretta Burroughs wipes away tears during her sentencing in New Jersey Superior Court in Mays Landing, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Burroughs received a term of 55 years in prison for murder and other crimes in the killing of her husband Danny, whose dismembered remains she hid in plastic storage containers and took with her when she moved.  (Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool)

    Loretta Burroughs wipes away tears during her sentencing in New Jersey Superior Court in Mays Landing, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Burroughs received a term of 55 years in prison for murder and other crimes in the killing of her husband Danny, whose dismembered remains she hid in plastic storage containers and took with her when she moved. (Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A New Jersey woman convicted of killing her husband and hiding his remains in plastic storage containers with air fresheners, dryer sheets and scented beads to mask the odor has been sentenced to 55 years in prison.

The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1DBS34l) reports that 63-year-old Loretta Doyle Burroughs wept throughout her sentencing Wednesday.

The judge says, "This court has not seen anything so brutal and heinous as this since Al Capone ordered the St. Valentine's Day massacre."

Burroughs was arrested in May 2013 after Danny Burroughs' remains were found inside a closet of the Ventnor home she was moving from. She had told family and friends he had left her for another woman in August 2007.

Investigators re-examined the case after a relative provided information to a cold-case unit.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com