Ex-Bouncer Gets Life for Murder-Rape

Ex-Bouncer Gets Life for Murder-Rape

Published July 10, 2009

A former New York City bouncer will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing a 24-year-old grad student three years ago, the Brooklyn district attorney said.

Darryl Littlejohn, 44, was convicted last month of brutally slaying Imette St. Guillen, a criminology student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was already serving 25 years to life in Manhattan’s Rikers Island Maximum Security facility for attempting to kidnap a 19-year-old Queens college student four years ago. He must serve the sentences consecutively, according to Sarah McNaughton of the Brooklyn DA’s Office.

Several witnesses testified that they saw Littlejohn and St. Guillen leaving a New York City bar together Feb. 25, 2006. Littlejohn had been a bouncer at the bar.

Authorities say St. Guillen was raped, her face covered with packing tape and a sock stuffed down her throat. Investigators tied Littlejohn’s DNA to blood found on the plastic ties that bound St. Guillen’s hands.

Littlejohn’s attorney maintains his innocence, saying that despite his long criminal history, he has no record of violence against women.

Written by <P>By BET.com Staff</P>

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