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New Jersey Man Sentenced To 160 Years In Prison For Killing And Attacking Multiple Women He Met Online

Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, a New Jersey man who used dating apps to lure and kill several women, was sentenced to 160 years in prison on Wednesday. The 25-year-old continued to defend himself during the sentencing, saying he was framed for the killings of three women.

But the court didn’t show any mercy for the convicted criminal who was found in guilty 2019 for the murder of Sarah Butler, 20, Robin West, 19, and Joanne Brown, 33, according to Montaclair News. He was also found guilty of one attempted murder, multiple counts of kidnapping, aggravated arson and desecration of human remains, The New York Times reported

Prosecutors said Wheeler-Weaver’s harrowing acts took place between Sept. and Dec. 2016. During that time, officials say he strangled three women he met online and dumped their bodies in northern New Jersey.

“The defendant believed these victims were disposable. They were killed and then he went on about his day as if nothing had happened,” Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Adam Wells said. “But each of these women’s lives mattered.”

Butler, who disappeared in 2016, was found in a wooded area. The young woman’s friend set up a fake social media account to lure her killer and turn him into the police. Butler’s father, Victor, delivered a stern message to Wheeler-Weaver in court.

“I hope you suffer, boy, every night,” he said. 

Anita Mason, the mother of West, said her 19-year-old daughter was full of promise before the convicted criminal took her life. 

“I will never forget her smile, her face, her walk, her desire to help homeless people,” Mason said. “The world focuses on the last month of her life. She had a whole entire life before her demise. Hundreds of people were affected by her life and were saddened by her death.”

According to the court, Wheeler-Weaver killed West, dumped her in an abandoned house in the city of Orange and set the building on fire. Two months later, Wheeler-Weaver killed Brown and also dumped her body in an abandoned house.

Tiffany Taylor, one of the survivors of the serial attacks, spoke up during the sentencing and shared how her life has been altered by the terrifying incident.

“My whole life is different; I don’t wear makeup anymore; I don’t have friends. I’m always paranoid. But I’m happy to still be here,” she said. “I hope you don’t show him any remorse, because he’s not showing any remorse.” 

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