Nellis sentenced to 40 years to life for killing St. Johnsville woman

Daniel Nellis, the man who killed a St. Johnsville woman in 2018 was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 2:30 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 5:25 PM

Daniel Nellis, the man who killed a St. Johnsville woman in 2018 was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Michaela MacVilla went missing last September after leaving her job. Her body was found days later in a field in Fulton County.

Prosecutors say Nellis' DNA was found on MacVilla's clothes and under her fingernails.

Nellis is planning an appeal.

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