Man convicted of killing girlfriend in Pennsylvania college dorm gets 20 to 40 years

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LANCASTER, Pa. — A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in her dorm room at a Pennsylvania university will spend 20 to 40 years in prison.

A Lancaster County judge sentenced Gregory Orrostieta, 21, on Wednesday to the maximum possible penalty.

Orrostieta was convicted in of third-degree murder in May in the death of Millersville University freshman Karlie Hall in February 2015.

Orrostieta told authorities he got into a fight with her over spilled noodles, but he said she had been drinking and fell and hit her head. Prosecutors say he beat and strangled her.

Orrostieta was found trying to administer CPR to Hall after calling 911, but authorities say he was faking the aid and she had actually been dead for hours.

The killing was the first at the central Pennsylvania school in its 161-year history.