Woman sentenced to 50 years in prison for death of Waterbury woman

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A woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the death of a woman whose remains were found in Watertown, according to police.

The Office of the State's Attorney previously said 24-year-old Miles Johnson was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the death of Rachel Lerato Sebetlela on April 21, 2023.

Johnson and Casandra Nazario, 25, each face charges in the death of Rachel Lerato Sebetlela.

Sebetlela was reported missing in July. During the investigation, police learned she had requested a month off from work. Her remains were found at Black Rock Park in Watertown on Sept. 12.

During trial, authorities learned that Sebetlela was stabbed multiple times in the torso on July 10, 2020. A hiker found her headless body wrapped in blankets and garbage bags months later. Officials learned that the woman's wrists, legs and feet were bound with duct tape.

Cassandra Nazario, 25, was sentenced to 50 years, execution suspended after 25 years served, on Aug. 14, 2023.

Johnson was charged with murder and Nazario was charged with murder, conspiracy at murder, tampering with evidence and conspiracy at tampering with evidence. Nazario has not yet been sentenced.

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