Man convicted of killing girlfriend in Millersville University dorm gets 20-40 years

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Karlie Hall and Gregorio Orrostieta

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) -- 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 21-year-old Gregory Orrostieta on Wednesday to the maximum possible penalty.

He was convicted in May of third-degree murder 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 that and she had been dead for hours.

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