NORWALK (AP) — A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for hiring a hit man to kill his 17-year-old wife 25 years ago.
Morrad Ghonim, 43, received the sentence Monday, four weeks after he was convicted of arranging the death of teenage wife, Victoria, in 1992.READ MORE: Actor Ricky Schroder Argues With Costco Employee About Mask Confusion
She was shot to death while sitting in a car with her husband and 6-month-old son in a La Mirada park.
Ghonim reported the killing as a botched robbery.READ MORE: Pursuit And Standoff Ends In Riverside With One Suspect Under Arrest
The case languished for two decades until 2009, when DNA linked the hit man Leon Martinez to the killing.
Martinez was convicted in 2015 of first-degree murder and testified at Ghonim’s trial that he was paid $5,000 to kill the 17-year-old. Ghonim was arrested last year while living in Antigua.MORE NEWS: Mandatory Evacuations And Warnings Remain For Palisades Fire; Investigators Continue Search For Suspected Arsonist
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