A 46-year-old New Hampshire man has been sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison for the fatal stabbing of a 92-year-old man as he slept in his bed.
The Kennebec Journal reports Roland Cummings was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after being convicted in November of murder, burglary and theft charges stemming from the slaying of Aurele Fecteau.
Cummings stabbed Fecteau 16 times on May 20, 2014 while he slept in his Waterville, Maine, home. Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea says Cummings stole valuables from Fecteau's home after the murder so he could obtain drugs.
A key piece of evidence in the trial was a forensic scientist's testimony that Cummings' DNA was found on the turned-out pockets of Fecteau's pants.
Cummings' attorneys say they will appeal.