Milwaukee man found guilty of hiding a corpse learns his fate

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A man found guilty of hiding a corpse learned his fate on Friday, July 23.

Lasmonte McGowan was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison and four-and-a-half-years of extended supervision. 

Police say Richard Williams Jr.'s body was found in a garbage bin in October of 2020. 

CBS 58 was told he arranged to buy drugs from Tajh Cooper and Lasmonte McGowan. 

Police say Williams pulled a gun on the men and Cooper shot him. 

Police believe the shooting was in self-defense. 

A jury found McGowan guilty of hiding a corpse in May. Cooper pleaded guilty back in January. 

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