Pa. doctor gets 15 days in prison for moving corpse

    A central Pennsylvania doctor will serve 15 days in prison for moving the body of his dead lover from his home to a parking lot.

    A Lancaster County judge has ordered 48-year-old John Yelcick to report to prison on Friday.

    Yelcick previously pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering for moving the body of 45-year-old David Sellers on Sept. 13.

    He told investigators that the two had engaged in sex and he woke up to find Sellers dead. Yelcick said he put the body in Sellers’ car, drove it to York and left it in a parking lot.

    Sellers’ body was found four days later. Tests determined he died from a methamphetamine overdose.

    Yelcick was previously chairman of the pathology department at Lancaster General Hospital.

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