NewDelhi: A 32-year-old woman accused was sentenced to 60 years of prison time in a trial that lasted over seven years after she set her sleeping boyfriend on fire.
The woman Gina Virgilio not only set her boyfriend on fire alive but also locked him inside the house despite his repeated pleas for help on June 7, 2012.
Following a trial that lasted for over seven years, a judge in the Alaskan town of Anchorage sentenced a 32-year-old woman to 60 years in prison. Her crime- setting her sleeping boyfriend on fire and locking him inside the house despite his repeated pleas for help, TN reports.
The accused was first apprehended in the year 2012 soon after her boyfriend died as a result of severe burns and smoke inhalation.
She was sentenced to 10 years in prison after her release, however, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Micheal Wolverton sentenced her to 99 years with 39 years suspended.
The woman confessed to had done a “horrific thing” but also reiterated that she had no reason to commit the murder which made her regret the act even more.
“I hate myself for what I did. I can never bring him back”, she told a courtroom full of people.
According to reports, the woman also stated that was making efforts to turn her life around by being a part of a rehabilitation program that was based on faith.
Family members of Virgilio said that she committed the unspeakable act under the influence of narcotics. Her brain had been “fried with methamphetamine” at the time of the crime, said one kin.
The kin also explained how the woman became a drug addict at the age of 20 and that she had also disappeared for about two weeks in January of 2012 to attend a drug party that led to a drug psychosis that lasted for six months.
The incident was confirmed by a gas station attendant who had lent her $5 for the gas as she only had 53 cents on her when she came asking for gas.