A man was sentenced for killing his neighbor over a woman and sleeping above the dead body for over a year.

Brandyn Foster, 31, who's originally from Ulster County was reported missing to police at the end of January of 2017. His body was found in February 2018, buried on the property at his home on Tool House Road in the Town of Catskill.

Following an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide. Shortly after Carlos Graham, Foster's neighbor was charged with murder.

During his trial, Graham said he killed Foster in self-defense and placed the body under his bedroom's floor.

News 10 reports the killing was over a woman. Foster’s girlfriend moved in with Graham and Graham said he fatally shot Foster to protect the woman.

On Thursday in Greene County Court, Graham was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, the maximum plenty.

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