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Serial Killer Receives Second Life Sentence for 1973 Murders Near Stanford University Campus

A man convicted of a cold case murder at Stanford University in the 1970s on Thursday was sentenced to seven years to life for a second killing on campus, prosecutors said.

According to the Santa Clara Count District Attorney’s Office, convicted serial killer John Arthur Getreu received a life sentencefor the murder of 21-year-old Leslie Perlov on February 13, 1973. With his earlier murder conviction for the March 1974 murder of 21-year-old Janet Taylor, the 79-year-old retired security guard will not be up for parole until at least 2031.

Getreu escaped justice for over 40 years before Santa Clara County Sheriff’s detectives, used DNA and determination to track him down to his home in Hayward where he was living with his wife.

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