Alemany Formally Sentenced To Life In Prison

A judge has formally sentenced a Boston man to life in prison without parole for murdering one woman and attacking two others.

Edwin Alemany, 30, was found guilty Monday for the 2013 kidnapping and murder of 24-year-old Amy Lord, as well as attacks on two other women within 24 hours of Lord's murder.

Lord's family and one of the surviving victims spoke in court Tuesday before a judge gave Alemany the mandatory sentence.

Cynthia Lord, of Wilbraham, said her daughter's "senseless" death brought "unimaginable" suffering. She told his surviving victims they deserve lives "full of love and happiness."

Kayleigh Ballentyne, who fended off Alemany after he stabbed her, called Lord her "guardian angel" and said, "She will always be with me."

The jury's verdict rejected the defense argument that Alemany was not guilty by reason of insanity.

"He acted with clarity of mind. He knew what he was doing, and the jury held him accountable for his actions," Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley said.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on June 09, 2015.



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