Dennis Lane pleads guilty to killing women, having sex with body

Dennis Lane pleads guilty to killing women, having sex with body

A registered sex offender pleaded guilty in Georgia to killing two women and having sex with one of their bodies, prosecutors said Wenesday.

Dennis Lane, 42, entered the guilty plea Tuesday for fatally shooting Mirsha Victor, 23, in his Stockbridge home last July and then having sex with his co-worker’s dead body before disposing of it, District Attorney Darius Pattillo told The Post.

He is also accused of fatally shooting Conteshia McCoy, 19, sometime last year between mid-February and early April before concealing her body, authorities said.

“Mr. Lane, you forfeited your right to live in a civilized society,” Judge Brian Amero told the convicted felon following Lane’s guilty plea in Henry County Superior Court to two counts of malice murder, necrophilia and other charges.

Amero sentenced Lane to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Conteshia McCoy
Conteshia McCoy was just 19 years old when she was shot and killed by Dennis Lane. He then deposited her body behind a shopping center.
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Friends and relatives of Victor and McCoy had earlier asked Amero to dole out maximum sentences to Lane, Patillo said.

“The crimes committed by this individual were heartless and vile,” the district attorney said. “I am unable to comprehend this level of depravity and wickedness.”

After gunning down Victor in his home, Lane dumped the young woman’s body behind a Henry County shopping center, WAGA reported. Both corpses were discovered at the same time.

Mirsha Victor
Dennis Lane pleaded guilty to shooting Mirsha Victor and having sex with her corpse before dumping her body behind a shopping center. He was charged with necrophilia after disturbing video evidence was found on his phone.
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Lane was arrested on July 9, one day after Victor was reported missing from the Panthersville area. He was charged with necrophilia after graphic video footage was found on his cellphone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Months earlier, Lane had also dumped McCoy’s body in the same area where he left Victor, WAGA reported.

Two other co-defendants, Cleounsee Fisher, 41, and Ronisha Preckwinkle, 40, still face charges of malice murder and other counts in Victor’s slaying, Patillo said.

Mirsha Victor
Mirsha Victor and Dennis Lane worked together in the same food processing plant. Two more co-defendants still face malice murder charges for her killing.
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Lane, a registered sex offender in Illinois, had previously served 17 years in prison before moving to Georgia, WAGA reported. The convicted sexual predator was released on parole in May 2019 after being convicted of raping a 10-year-old girl in Illinois, according to the Journal-Constitution. He was 19 at the time of the attack, records show.

Lane had worked with Victor at a food processing facility, her distraught mother told WSB-TV.

“That’s been probably my main question,” Marie Elien told the station in July. “Why?”

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