33-year-old Kristine Yitref was brutally murdered in a Manhattan hotel back in 2007.
The suspect Clarence Dean was finally convicted on Monday [April 17th] and sentenced 25 years to life. The murder took place at the Hotel Carter and Dean hid her body under the bed.
The victim was killed by a broken neck, skull, and suffered from full rib fractures according to investigators. Justice Bonnie Wittner spoke about the violence Dean inflicted during the sentence hearing.
“I’ve tried a lot of homicide trials […] this was one of the most brutal and depraved beatings and strangulations of someone for no reason at all.”
The Assistant District Attorney Robert Ferrari revealed that Dean was a registered sex offender in Florida and has assaulted women and young children.
During his trial in December, the jury took only 25 minutes to convict him.