Ore. killer gets resentencing after 20 years

Ore. killer gets resentencing after 20 years

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Posted on November 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 8:22 PM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- A confessed Oregon killer's sentence will be changed 20 years after he was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Todd Davilla, who is now 37, was 16 when he murdered Lisa Flormoe in a Wilsonville home. The teenage honor student tried to rape 22-year-old Flormoe and stabbed her 15 times.

Davilla was originally prosecuted as an adult. An appeals court later ruled that the proper guidelines were not followed.

A judge on Thursday ruled the state did not prove its case and a resentencing was set for November 26. Judge Eve Miller gave no indication of how long a new sentence could be.

He pleaded guilty to the murder in 1992 and was originally sentenced to life. But that sentence has been disputed for 20 years and his sixth re-sentencing hearing began Tuesday morning.

“The wound just keeps getting ripped open. We’re trying to heal and it’s just been really difficult,” said Lorna Flormoe, the victim's sister.

Witnesses, including Flormoe's fiancé, testified during a hearing last month.

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