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.

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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.

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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.

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