Morganton man sentenced for helping dump woman’s body

Timothy Hal Edwards
Timothy Hal Edwards Burke County District Attorney’s Office

A Morganton man was sentenced to at least six years in prison after admitting he dumped a woman’s body down an embankment.

Timothy Hal Edwards, 38, pleaded guilty in Burke County Superior Court this week to concealment of a body.

Prosecutors said Edwards and Michael Lee Shuping, 27, dumped the body of 39-year-old Leslie Renee Hensley after Shuping accidentally shot and killed her in April 2015.

Hensley’s body was dumped off a dirt road in Rutherford County.

Shuping pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter and concealing a death. He was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak