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Plea deal on the table for Gregory O'Bryan

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A plea deal is on the table for the man accused of killing a Sullivan University student.  The offer to Gregory O'Bryan is 20 years each for murder and sodomy for a total of 40 years.

Prosecutor Tom Van De Rostyne says O'Bryan would be eligible for parole after 17 years.  He's already served two years while waiting for trial.

O'Bryan is charged with murdering 18-year-old Andrew Compton in October of 2010.  Compton was an 18-year-old first-year culinary student.

Homicide detectives, 50 police recruits, and three cadaver dogs searched an Indiana landfill for Compton's body, but it's never been found.

O'Bryan initially told investigators Compton left his apartment after the two had sex.  When police returned with a search warrant, O'Bryan told detectives Compton died during sex and that he disposed of the body.

Police say they have a strong case even if they don't find the body.

O'Bryan's trial is set for July of next year.  He maintains his innocence on charges of murder, sodomy, tampering, and abuse of corpse.

There's no word yet on whether O'Bryan will accept the plea deal.

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