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."
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