A judge on Monday sentenced 27-year-old Mark Troutman to life without parole for the death of 18-year-old Katie Weber.
On September 17, Weber gunned down in the parking lot of Linwood Estates in Glenwood, the assisted living home where she worked. Troutman, who was Weber’s ex-boyfriend, was convicted of 1st degree murder by a jury in December. Monday, Troutman is sentenced to a mandatory life in prison without parole.
Weber’s family and friends packed the courtroom. The judge received multiple letters depicting how much she was loved.
"As you can expect the senseless murder of an innocent young lady is going to have a huge impact on her family and the community,” said Mills Co. Attorney Naede Elliott.
Family left the courtroom when Troutman went on a bizarre rant making unsettling allegations. He also said he proposed to Katie.
"It took Katie only 20 days to start cheating on me. Not once did she tell me she was unhappy,” Troutman told the court. "When he finally found out and he listened to me, what she was doing, that's when she tried to hurt me even more saying she never loved me."
Prosecutors say Troutman is making excuses and hasn’t taken responsibility for his actions.
On top of the life sentence the judge also ordered a civil penalty of $150,000.