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Evans Ganthier Given Max Sentence for Murder of Rebecca Koster

Port Jefferson Station man convicted of second-degree murder given 25-years to life.

Evans Ganthier. Credit:Suffolk County Police
Evans Ganthier. Credit:Suffolk County Police

Evans Ganthier was given the maxium sentence of 25 years to life on Wednesday for the stabbing death of Rebecca Koster.

A jury convicted Ganthier, 33, of Port Jefferson Station, of second-degree murder in the brutal  2009 killing of the 24-year-old Medford woman he met in a Holbrook bar. 

Koster's body was found in Connecticut, burned and mutilated. Ganthier’s attorney’s theorized that Koster was drunk and tripped over some dumbbells in Ganthier’s garage, which the prosecution scoffed at and the jury didn't buy.

According to a story in Newsday, State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro told Evans Ganthier, 33, that his claim that Rebecca Koster, 24, died from an accidental fall in his garage on Dec. 4, 2009, "makes no sense. Neither I nor the jury believes you."

To read the entire story on Newsday, click here. 

Earl October 01, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I hope someone kills this loser in prison so we don't have to foot the bill for him the rest of his pathetic life!
tomslattery October 02, 2013 at 01:19 PM
my name is tom slattery and i think this guy should get life and not be allowed back on the streets

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