Criminal Law

Hitman Gets Life Sentence for Murder of Woman, Her 7-Year-Old Son in Virginia

A man who killed a Virginia Beach woman and her 7-year-old son as part of a hired hit nearly two decades ago got the maximum sentence allowed on Monday: life without parole plus three life sentences and 63 years.

Circuit Judge Steven Frucci told Richard Stoner the horrific circumstances of the 2004 double slayings of Lois Schmidt, 29, and her son, Jonathan Vetrano, made the maximum penalty seem insufficient.

“These actions were so evil and so egregious and the loss so incalculable,” Frucci said. “I’ve never seen anything as bad, as evil and as disgusting as these actions were, Mr. Stoner.”

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