Kyllan Ellis sentenced to life in prison, no parole for 12 years for murder of Simone Sanderson

Kyllan Ellis sentenced to life in prison, no parole for 12 years for murder of Simone Sanderson

Kyllan Ellis will wait 12 years for a chance at parole after being sentenced to life in prison Friday for the 2012 death of Simone Sanderson.

The 23-year-old woman’s body was found in an empty lot at the corner of Main Street and Burrows Avenue on Sept. 2, 2012. She was last seen on Aug. 26 of that year. 

Sanderson was strangled and attacked with a knife, the court heard.

He was found guilty of second-degree murder in May. The conviction carries a life sentence.

Victim impact statements from Sanderson’s grandparents and father were delivered in court Friday.

“I lost my joy, my pleasure in life when I lost Simone,” wrote Betty Ann Sanderson, Simone’s grandmother.

Both grandparents say they’ve spent days at the site of her murder to pray and cry.

More to come.

Published at Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:42:05 -0400