john_ditullio_web.jpgNEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) _ A Pasco County judge has sentenced a neo-Nazi to life in prison, following a jury's recommendation.


Circuit Judge Michael Andrews sentenced John Ditullio on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the jury found the 24-year-old guilty of murder and attempted murder.

Authorities say Ditullio forced his way into the mobile home of Patricia Wells in March 2006. Ditullio cut her with a knife and then killed 17-year-old Kristofer King, a friend of Wells' son.

Ditullio was a prospective member of a white supremacist group that met near Wells' trailer. Prosecutors say the two were targeted because Wells was friends with a black man and King was gay.

A defense attorney pointed to tainted DNA evidence and said the real killer was another member of the American Nazis.