NH man gets 50 years in death of Maine mother
OSSIPEE, N.H. (WHDH) -- A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the disappearance and death of a Maine mother last year.
Anthony Papile pleaded guilty Thursday in the death of 20-year-old Krista Dittmeyer of Portland, Maine, who was found in the Cranmore Mountain ski area's snowmaking pond in New Hampshire. The cause of death was prolonged cold water submersion.
Dittmeyer's family was in court on Thursday.
"I despise you. And can only hope during your sentence in prison that you are treated with the same respect you showed our Krista," a family member said. "I will never be the same. I will always refer to her as my Krista girl, because she was like a daughter to me and you so viciously took my little girl."
Dittmeyer's car was found idling in the parking lot of the ski area with her 14-month-old baby unharmed inside. Dittmeyer's body was found nearby four days later.
Prosecutors say Dittmeyer was lured to a friend's apartment and clubbed by the 29-year-old Papile, and that he plotted to steal drugs and money from her. Papile beat Dittmeyer over the head with a rubber club, bound her body with duct tape, put her in the trunk of her own car, then drove her to a pond in Mount Cranmore in Conway.
"The defendant then removed Miss Dittmeyer's body from the trunk, submerged her into the pond, pushed her underwater, and pushed her away from the land," a prosecutor said.
Papile, in court, told the victim's family he expects no remorse.
"I'm going to live with the pain and the shame of being a monster in their lives. I hope that someday the nightmares stop for Krista's family because I know they will never stop for me," Papile said. "I'll never ask forgiveness because I'll never deserve it."
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