Life Sentence For Jewelry Store Murders

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A New York man who killed the two owners of a Connecticut jewelry shop in 2005 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher DiMeo of Queens, N.Y., was sentenced Friday at Bridgeport Superior Court for gunning down husband and wife Tim and Kim Donnelly while robbing their Fairfield store.

A jury convicted DiMeo of capital felony and murder in February, but spared him from the death penalty last month. Capital felony carries only two possible penalties: lethal injection or a true life prison sentence. DiMeo’s girlfriend at the time of the killings, Nicole Pearce, pleaded guilty to the murders and awaits sentencing.

DiMeo is also serving a life sentence in New York for killing Long Island jewelry store owner Thomas Renison in 2004.

    (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. The Mayor says:

    Good let him rot there….

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