Man sentenced in fatal Goshen botched burglary

An Orange County man who murdered an elderly woman during a drug-fueled, botched robbery in 2014 was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life behind bars.



Devin Giordano admitted to beating and strangling 81-year-old Helen Mills inside her home on Green Street in Goshen, and then setting the residence on fire.



Mills' beaten body was found burned in her bed.



Giordano and his girlfriend, Jennifer Molyneaux, who is scheduled to be sentenced in May, broke into Mills' home in 2014 looking for drug money.



Prosecutors said Giordano hasn't taken full responsibility for the crime, instead placing blame on his girlfriend.



He did apologize in court and said he hopes his sentencing brings the Mills family a sense of peace.



Giordano and his girlfriend were charged as adults, despite being teenagers at the time of the murder.


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