The man found guilty of killing his former girlfriend, a 26-year-old aspiring actress and musician from Milford, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for her murder.
Matthew Pugh, 42, was sentenced Monday in connection with the death of Alexandra Ducsay.
Ducsay's mother found her body, badly beaten, in the basement of her Milford home on May 19, 2006. An autopsy revealed that Ducsay died of stab wounds and multiple blunt force trauma injuries to her head.
Judge Denise Markle called Pugh beyond rehabilitation in rendering her sentence.
"After today, I'll never think about Matt Pugh again," said the victim's brother, Matthew Ducsay.
Pugh, a convicted drug dealer who dated Ducsay before he went to prison in 1998, was arrested in September 2012 on charges of murder and first-degree burglary. He was convicted in March of this year.
Police said after Pugh's arrest that he threatened Ducsay for years after she ended their relationship. Ducsay had a career in show business and ran a charity out of Bridgeport.
A judge sentenced him Monday to 60 years in prison for murder and 20 years for burglary, to be served concurrently. Pugh is the father of seven children.