A former pastor has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 21-year-old North Carolina college student.
Multiple media outlets report that Robert Lee Adams Reaves was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the January 2008 death of North Carolina Central University student Latrese Curtis. Her body was found under an Interstate 540 exit sign.
Judge Don Stephens sentenced Reaves to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors said Reaves killed Curtis in a jealous rage. They believe he followed her after she left his home, forced her car off the road and stabbed her dozens of times.
Defense lawyers argued Wake County investigators should have focused on Reaves' roommate.
Reaves formerly served as a bishop with the Living In Favor Global Network Churches in Goldsboro.
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