A Hokes Bluff man convicted of murder has been sentenced. 27-year-old Jeremy Wayne Grissom pleaded guilty in April to murder and abuse of a corpse in the 2010 death of his girlfriend. Authorities say Monica Michelle Payne, who was 28, was beaten with a weapon and a fist. Her body was wrapped in duct tape and plastic and placed in a duffel bag inside the house where she lived with Grissom. On Monday, Circuit Judge David Kimberly sentenced Grissom to 37 years in prison.