Man accused in Carmel teen's death pleads guilty to charges

Gregory O'Bryan enters guilty, Alford pleas

INDIANAPOLIS - The man accused of killing Carmel teen Andrew Compton and dumping his body in the trash pleaded guilty to charges in court Monday.

Gregory O'Bryan, 40, was charged with murder, sodomy, sexual abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

O'Bryan pleaded guilty to the sodomy, sexual abuse and tampering charges, but he entered an Alford plea on the murder charge, meaning he hasn't admitted guilt, but he admits there is enough evidence to convict him.

O'Bryan was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Compton disappeared Oct. 28, 2010, while he was a freshman at Sullivan University.

O'Bryan said the 18-year-old died during consensual sex, and that he put Compton's body in a trash bin at a psychiatric hospital.

Police tracked the contents of the trash bin to a landfill and searched for the body for 10 days, but they never found it.

O'Bryan was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday.

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