Salem man gets life in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend

A Salem man was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole after he pleaded guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017 10:34 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A Salem man who pleaded guilty to killing his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole.

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The Statesman Journal reports Cristian Acosta addressed the victim's family Wednesday, saying: "I did love Lucia Pamatz."

Acosta was already on probation for assaulting Pamatz when he broke into her home last year and shot her twice. Pamatz had a restraining order against him.

An attorney for the 24-year-old Acosta unsuccessfully argued for a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

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