A Ventura man who killed his mother’s boyfriend and hid the body in a freezer for two years has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.
The Ventura County Star says Michael Bresnak’s sentencing Wednesday came after the judge denied a defense motion for a new trial.
The 54-year-old was convicted in December of second-degree murder.
Prosecutors said Bresnak choked to death 60-year-old Jeffrey Korber in 2011, then bought a freezer and put his body inside it. Police found the body wrapped in plastic and duct tape in the freezer at a Ventura storage unit in 2013.
Bresnak’s attorneys contended the fatal chokehold was self-defense after Korber attacked him.