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James Lee Busch has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Sandra Marie Ramsay. ((Saskatoon Police Service))

A Saskatoon man who killed a woman and put her body in a dumpster has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

James Lee Busch, 33, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to second-dgree murder in the death of Sandra Marie Ramsay, 41.

On May 15, her body was found in a downtown dumpster in an alley on the 200 block of 3rd Ave. S.

Lawyers said video surveillance helped convict Busch because a camera in an alley caught him disposing of the victim's remains.

Ramsay had lived next door to him at the Lighthouse, a downtown assisted living facility.

Busch killed her over a $20 drug debt.

Busch had been out of jail just two months when he killed Ramsay.

Parole board documents revealed that he had four previous convictions for violent offences, including assault with a weapon and assault of a peace officer.