Craigslist killer gets 20 years in prison

The Rockland County man found guilty of killing the roommate he met on Craigslist was sentenced to 20 years. The sentence came after Dylan Lentini,

Dylan Lentini, 20, repeatedly interrupted prosecutors during his sentencing hearing.

Dylan Lentini, 20, repeatedly interrupted prosecutors during his sentencing hearing. (11/29/16)

NEW CITY - The Rockland County man found guilty of killing the roommate he met on Craigslist was sentenced to 20 years.

The sentence came after Dylan Lentini, 20, had to be removed from court earlier in the day after he repeatedly interrupted prosecutors during his sentencing hearing.

He was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing and killing Michael Wimbert, 66, last year in the latter's West Nyack home. Lentini, who was homeless at the time, responded to a Craigslist ad Wimbert posted about a room rental days before the slaying.

The defense argued that Lentini stabbed Wimbert in self-defense during a sexual assault.

Lentini is expected to appeal his conviction.

District Attorney Tom Zugibe said the evidence in the case showed that Lentini was a cold-blooded killer.

"The overwhelming evidence in this case established that the defendant did not act in self- defense, when he stabbed his victim over 30 times, several times in the back," he said.

None of Wimbert's family were in the court room, but in a statement sent to the court, his brother said that Lentini left a hole in the family that can not be filled.

Lentini has 30 days to file his appeal.

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