27 to Life for Johnny Oquendo

posted by WGY News -

Johnny Oquendo is headed to prison for a long time. 

The man convicted of killing his stepdaughter, then putting her body in a suitcase and dumping it in the Hudson River was formally sentenced to 27 years to life behind bars.

Oquendo acted as his own attorney, and said he didn't kill Noel Alkarmala.

Oquendo was convicted last fall, but sentencing had been delayed twice, most recently at the end of last week, when Oquendo fired his court-appointed lawyer and told the court he would represent himself.

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