AUBURN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A Lewiston man is going to prison for 55 years for the beating death of a young woman who lived in his apartment building.
A judge on Friday sentenced Buddy Robinson, 32, in Androscoggin County Superior Court for the murder of 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire.
Prosecutors said Robinson beat and drowned Fesmire in her bathroom in a fit of anger, then dumped her body in a swampy area. Fesmire disappeared in July 2011, and her body wasn't found until after Robinson was convicted last November.
Court documents portrayed Fesmire as part of an online prostitution ring led by Robinson's sister, who told police that her brother confessed to the killing.
The attorney general's office wanted a 40-year sentence. Robinson's attorney recommended a 25-year sentence.
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