Man Sentenced To Life In Prison In Slaying Of LA Businessman

A man was sentenced today to life in prison in the 1999 murder of a San Fernando Valley businessman who was stuffed in the trunk of his Bentley and died when the car crashed during a police chase.

Boris George Graham had been convicted of murder, kidnapping and
other crimes in the slaying of 30-year-old Christopher Rawlings.

He will not be eligible for parole. The judge denied a defense
request for a new trial.

Authorities say DNA evidence tied Graham and another man to the
crime.

Authorities say masked robbers followed the wealthy clothing store owner to his home, robbed the house and stuffed him in his own car trunk.

Rawlings' wife hid on the home's roof and called police as the Bentley drove off.

Rawlings died when the car crashed during a police chase.

The case was profiled on TV's "America's Most Wanted" and prompted a tip that led to Graham's arrest in Florida three years ago.


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