A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 17 years to life in state prison Tuesday for his part in a 7-year-old murder near Simi Valley.
Alan Abraham of Oceanside, who was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Christopher Landry, stared straight ahead as Landry's mother made a tearful plea to Ventura County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch.
"I'm so angry," Beverly Landry said. "I don't feel like (Abraham) has any remorse for what he has done. My pain is inexplainable."
Abraham and another man--Anthony Adams, 28, of Littlerock--were arrested in connection with Landry's death more than six years after the Woodland Hills man disappeared in 1986.
Landry's skull was found by hikers last fall in a remote area off Black Canyon Road, giving investigators concrete evidence of his death.
Adams was convicted earlier this year. Both men were sentenced to 15 years to life and two additional years for the use of a handgun.
Storch took the opportunity during the sentencing to lobby for stricter gun control laws, saying such cases, "cry out for reformation of our laws pertaining to the accessibility of handguns."
"The use of handguns permits this type of violence," the judge said.