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Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Neighbor

Dennis Rosa-Roman was sentenced Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court

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    A Springfield, Massachusetts, man convicted of killing his former neighbor in her Chicopee apartment nearly five years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole. 

    Dennis Rosa-Roman was sentenced Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court.

    The 24-year-old Rosa-Roman was convicted of first-degree murder on Friday for the August 2011 stabbing of 20-year-old Amanda Plasse, who was found dead on her kitchen floor. 

    Prosecutors say Rosa-Roman lived near Plasse at the time and was planning to rob her. 

    Plasse's slaying remained unsolved for about two years until Rosa-Roman was tied to her death through DNA evidence and arrested in November 2013. The defendant insisted that someone else killed Plasse.

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