Chappaqua native sentenced to life in prison

A judge sentenced Justin Grodin to life in prison Friday despite the jury wanting him to be executed.

Grodin, 35, was arrested and convicted of killing his 11-month old stepdaughter Gretchen nine years ago. He will now serve a lifetime behind bars without parole.

The judge says certain factors in the case did not require the death penalty.

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