Man gets life in prison for killing stepdaughter

March 15, 2011 3:25:58 PM PDT
A west suburban man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his stepdaughter seven years ago.

Laurence Lovejoy was convicted of killing 16-year-old Erin Justice in March of 2004. She accused him of sexually abusing her.

Police say Lovejoy poisoned, stabbed and drowned Justice in Aurora where she lived with her mother.

Prosecutors say Lovejoy was trying to keep her from testifying against him in court.