- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A judge called a Pennsylvania man a “cold-blooded murderer” before sentencing him to life in prison for the death of his roommate.

Judge Donald Totaro sentenced 32-year-old Lucas Newnam Wednesday after he was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Julius Dale.

Totaro says Newnam showed “absolutely no remorse” during his hearing, and Lancaster Online reports he told the man his testimony was “dripping with arrogance.”

Prosecutors say Newnam and Dale lived together at a home in Sadsbury Township when witnesses heard the two arguing May 27, 2016. Witnesses told the court Newnam walked out of the house and shot Dale in the chest.

Newnam maintains he acted in self-defense.

The judge has ordered the money seized from Newnam’s home to go toward Dale’s funeral expenses.


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