TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - David Lee Onstott has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 13-year-old Sarah Lunde three years
A Tampa jury found Onstott guilty of second-degree murder and battery yesterday, both lesser convictions than prosecutors had originally sought.
There was no physical or forensic evidence linking Onstott to the crime, and a taped confession investigators obtained was thrown out by a judge.
Prosecutors said Onstott strangled Sarah after coming to the house one night looking for her mother, whom he had once dated. They said he strangled the teen and disposed her body in a pond near her home in Ruskin. She was found a week later.
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