Edwin Alemany sentenced to life in prison for Amy Lord murder

Edwin Alemany sentenced to life in prison for Amy Lord murder

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The man convicted of killing Amy Lord in 2013 was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday.

A jury found Alemany guilty Tuesday on counts related to the brutal murder of Lord and assaults of two other women. Alemany beat Lord and forced her to drive to several ATMs to withdraw money. He then forced her to drive to a reservation where he killed her.
In court Tuesday, Lord's mother Cindy spoke about the loss she has to deal with every day.

"There will never truly be closure. There will always be an unimaginable, unrelenting pain caused by a senseless act of violence," she said.

Lord's sister Kimberly also spoke about the different type of life sentence she has been dealing with.

"It will always be bittersweet knowing she won't be able to tell me that I want to hear most, that she is proud of me," Kimberly said.

In addition to the charges related to Lord's death, Alemany was also found guilty on counts of assault and battery of two women, Alexandra Cruz and Kayleigh Ballantyne, on the same day.

"Amy's my angel. And she's going to be for the rest of my life. She's my guardian angel and she helped me fight and do what I did and I'm still here today because she wanted me to be here today." Ballantyne said at the sentencing.

Throughout the hearing Alemany stayed quiet, often with his head on the table. After court, his family spoke briefly.

"It was a tragedy for both families. Although their loss was greater, we also lost someone," Jose Centano, Alemany's brother-in-law, said.

Alemany's attorney Jeffrey Denner told the jury his client should be found not guilty by reason of insanity.

"He's one of the sickest individuals I've ever met and candidly I don't think there's much he could have said that would have made a difference," Denner said.

In Massachusetts, a first degree murder conviction carries the automatic penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole, but also an automatic appeal.

Click here to read the verdict slip given to the jury.