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.