A convicted New Jersey serial murderer who used online dating to entice his victims during a 2016 killing spree received a 160-year prison sentence on Wednesday.
Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, 25, testified in court that he was framed for the killings of three women, but sat motionless as the sentence was handed down in Newark by a state judge.
Victims’ families Robin West and Sarah Butler made heartfelt remarks before Wheeler-Weaver was sentenced for three murders, one attempted murder, and counts of kidnapping, aggravated arson, and desecration of human remains.
Tiffany Taylor, who survived the killer’s rampage, recounted her ordeal with the courtroom.
Prosecutors said that Wheeler-Weaver strangled three women after having met them for sex online and decided to dump their carcasses in northern New Jersey between September and December 2016.
Investigators commended Butler’s college friends with using fb to set up a fictitious account to contact Wheeler-Weaver and lure him to Montclair.