Ohio inmate gets 4 years in false missing-girl tip

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- A prison inmate has been sentenced to 4½ years after admitting he provided a false burial tip in the 2003 disappearance of a 16-year-old Ohio girl.

A judge in Cleveland sentenced 26-year-old Robert Wolford on Tuesday on his guilty plea to obstruction of justice, making a false report and making a false alarm.

Last summer, he tipped authorities to look for the remains of Amanda Berry of Cleveland in a city lot. He was brought to the location, which was dug up with backhoes.

Wolford is serving a 26-year sentence for a 2007 slaying.

Berry was last seen in 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job. That was a 10-minute walk from home and several miles from the search location.