27-year prison sentence for boss-killing cleaner
March 23, 2009
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A cleaner was given a 27-year prison sentence and five years'' probation for the 2006 slaying of his boss, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
Jose Valdes pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree arson for killing his boss and setting the man''s vehicle on fire with his body inside, the story stated.
The cause of death was determined as blunt force trauma to the head, the story noted.
According to Florida state law, the minimum portion of a sentence an inmate must serve is 85 percent, meaning Valdes must serve at least 23 years for his crimes, the story added.
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