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Man suspected in Cape Coral disappearance sentenced to life in Alabama

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Man suspected in Cape Coral disappearance sentenced to life in Alabama

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Aug 21, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug 21, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A jury in Huntsville, Alabama convicted Daniel Ray Proctor on two felonies Tuesday morning.  The judge immediately sentenced Proctor to life sentences on both charges.

Proctor had stolen an SUV and a pistol.

Proctor has long been a suspect in the disappearance of a Amy Patterson of Cape Coral.

Patterson disappeared about a year ago.  Proctor and Patterson had been living together but she broke the relationship off.  Proctor told officials at the school where she taught that she died in a car accident. 

Patterson's body has never been found and no one has been charged in connection with her disappearance.  Watch FOX 4 News at 6 for the latest details on Proctor's conviction.