The suspect convicted of murdering a retired Villanova University professor was sentenced to life behind bars for the 2013 murder.
Carol Ambruster was found stabbed to death in her second-floor apartment on the 5500 blocks of Wayne Avenue. Her roommate contacted police after discovering her dead body with apparent stab wounds to the chest and neck. On the crime scene, investigators also found the killing weapon.
According to prosecutors, 48-year-old Jose Diaz had stabbed the victim amid an armed burglary. Diaz was a drug addict who took to robbery to buy intoxicating substances. The sentencing deliberations took 30 minutes to sentence the suspect to mandatory life without parole.