Fort Mill man sentenced 45 years in prison for beating girlfriend to death

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FORT MILL, SC (WJZY) — A Fort Mill man is sentenced 45 years is prison for beating his girlfriend to death. 

John Coddington was found guilty for murdering girlfriend, Tiffany Williams, and burning her body in 2015. 

Prosecutors said Coddington tried to burn all trace of Williams and even stuffed her in a suitcase. 

“When he literally talked it was like nails on a chalkboard…there was no remorse in his voice,” Heather Latham said to FOX 46 Charlotte outside the courthouse. 

Tiffany’s friend of 15 years, Heather Latham, said while she wishes no harm on her enemies, she thinks Coddington should have been sentenced for life and said there is no justice for Tiffany’s friends of family. 

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