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British national gets life in prison for double murder

April 22, 2011 |  7:27 pm

A British national was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Tujunga double murder in which a woman was stabbed 19 times and her boyfriend was decapitated, authorities said.

Neil Revill, 38, was convicted last month in the killings of Kimberly Crayton, 20, and Arthur Davodian, 22, at the couple’s condominium in October 2001.

Crayton’s 14-month-old daughter was unharmed in the attack.

A jailhouse informant testified during the trial that Revill, a friend of the victims, told him that he had been high on meth and was suffering from drug-fueled paranoia when he committed the crimes. Prosecutors also contended that DNA linked Revill to the murders.


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