Westchester man gets max for 1983 murder

A Westchester man was sentenced to the maximum time in prison Tuesday for killing a Pelham woman more than 25 years ago.

Kenneth West, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, was convicted in March of raping and then strangling Josephine O'Keefe in her Pelham apartment in 1983. Police used DNA evidence to link West to the murder.

The jury handed down a split verdict in March. They also found West not guilty of killing June Roberts, of Yonkers, in 1986.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."