Archer sentenced to 18 years for murder of wife

Lorenzo Archer, Jr. (Provided Photo)
Lorenzo Archer, Jr. (Provided Photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An investigation that spanned eight days across four states lands one man behind bars for 18 years.

This is a story News 10 first reported last June.

Officials report Lorenzo Archer, 50 who was a resident of Terre Haute, killed his wife and dumped her body in southwestern Ohio. Archer was then arrested in South Carolina.

Archer pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, a lesser charge than the original murder charge he faced.

A judge sentenced archer to 18 years in prison for the crime. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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