CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- A Cambridge man charged with the murder of his former foster father was sentenced in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Friday morning.
According to court records, 22-year-old Perry D. Buco was sentenced to 30-years-to-life in prison when he appeared before Judge David A. Ellwood. Buco previously pleaded "guilty" to aggravated murder charges in connection with the death of 47-year-old Chris Caples of Cambridge.
Caples, who worked at the Thompkins Center in Cambridge, was discovered slain and stuffed into a freezer by Cambridge Police officers at his Beatty Avenue home in April 2012. Buco also pleaded "guilty" to charges of aggravated robbery, grand theft and theft.
Guernsey County Prosecutor Dan Padden stated in August that Buco had tried earlier to enter a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity"; however, a number of mental health examinations found Buco to be competent to stand trial. Padden praised the outstanding work of the Cambridge Police Department, who he said worked very hard from the initial call, throughout the entire investigation.