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Law school grad gets life term in woman's torture, death; phone recorded her begging for life
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:08 PM EDT
A New York City prosecutor says a University of Florida law school graduate has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the torture and death of his girlfriend.
The trial evidence included a cellphone recording in which Weight Watchers financial analyst Danielle Thomas begged for her life. Authorities believe she accidentally dialed a friend's number as she was being beaten and strangled in June 2012. Her body was found in a New York residence, in a bathtub surrounded by ice.
The 27-year-old Thomas was a native of Danville, Ky., and also had attended the University of Florida.