Convicted killer to be sentenced Monday

(07/20/03) YONKERS - Convicted killer Dennis Alvarez will learn his fate Monday during his sentencing. He faced the death penalty but later escaped that outcome when a jury deadlocked back in May. On Monday, he is expected to receive the equivalent of life in jail. Alvarez killed a young mother and two of her small children inside their Yonkers Apartment nearly three years ago.

Patricia Torres, her 4-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were stabbed multiple times. It resulted in Westchester's first death penalty case in nearly 30 years.

Some people who live on Maple Street in Yonkers, where the killings happened, questioned whether justice was done in this case.

Alvarez is scheduled to go before County Court Judge Kenneth Lange on Monday morning. The sentence is expected to be at least 115 years behind bars.

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