The Florida man who ripped out his girlfriend’s intestines after she screamed her ex-husband’s name during a session of drunken intimacy, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Recall that Fidel Lopez, 26, in June offered to plead guilty to the charges in the hope of securing a 50-year jail sentence, while prosecutors rejected the offer and settled on life sentence for the brutal murder of his girlfriend, 31-year-old Maria Nemeth in 2015.
A judge on Thursday handed down the life sentence for the 26-year old without a possibility of parole, CBS Miami reported.
Ahead of his sentencing, Lopez apologized to Nemeth’s family through a translator, according to the news station.
“Today, I’m happy to fulfill this conviction… I know what I did has to be paid for and I agree… I pay with my life for the life I took,” he said. “To Maria’s family, I ask forgiveness.”
Nemeth’s father struggled to put the feelings of his loss into words on Thursday.
“If I had to summarize the life of Maria, it would be very difficult to express it in a few line,” he said through a translator. “I just want to tell you all that she was and will continue to be a model of affection, effort, perseverance, and love of humanity.