LOS ANGELES ? A Los Angeles jury recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Burbank man on Tuesday after he was found guilty of the murder and kidnapping of an aspiring model.
The combination of the two offenses made David Rademaker, 42, eligible for the death penalty after his conviction two weeks ago.
The jury of eight men and four women, however, concluded that Rademaker did not deserve death.
Judge Michael Johnson will make the sentence official on March 30, said Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the District Attorney's Office.
On Feb. 27, 1992, Rademaker, a convicted sex offender, lured Kimberly Pandelios to the Angeles National Forest by posing as a photographer. When she would not consent to sex, Rademaker drowned her.