Nurse convicted of killing girlfriend gets 60-year sentence
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut nurse convicted at his third trial of killing and dismembering his college student girlfriend has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.
The Connecticut Post reports that Jermaine Richards was sentenced Friday.
The 34-year-old Richards was convicted in September of killing 20-year-old Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Alyssiah Marie Wiley in 2013.
Her partial remains were found in a wooded area of Trumbull about a mile and a half from Richards’ Bridgeport home.
Richards’ first two trials ended in hung juries. His defense pointed out that there is no physical evidence in the case, nothing to show where or when Wiley was killed, and no eyewitnesses.
Wiley’s family and friends testified Richards was jealous, possessive and had been physically violent with her.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com