NEW YORK (WPIX)—A judge has sentenced a former Manhattan nightclub bouncer to a 25-year prison term without parole for the gruesome murder of a female graduate student from Boston,
Darryl Littlejohn, 41, was convicted by jurors of both intentional murder and felony-murder in June for the Feb. 2006 rape and murder of Imette St. Guillen, 24, after he met her at "The Falls," a SoHo bar where he worked.
John Jay College in Manhattan, had stayed past closing time and said she was escorted out by Littlejohn. Her body, wrapped in a quilt and gagged with a white sock, was later found on an isolated road in Brooklyn, where police determined she had been raped before she was killed.
Littlejohn's attorney initially said St. Guillen may have been involved in rough sex gone awry. But a tiny spot of blood helped authorities link Littlejohn with the crime and later helped jurors charge him with St. Guillen's death.
Prosecutors portrayed Littlejohn as a sexual predator who liked to pretend he was a law enforcement officer.
Littlejohn is already serving a 25-year prison term for kidnapping and assaulting a Queens woman as she was on her way home from school.