The final chapter of a criminal trial played out in a courtroom Wednesday as the family of a Burbank man who was found dead six years ago with 32 stab wounds heardthe man convicted in the murder being sentenced to 26 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Jorge Villalobos, 47, of San Gabriel, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Glen Giles, who was found dead on his neighbors porch on Feb. 26, 2008. Giles left a trail of blood from his bedroom, across the street, up his neighbor's driveway and on the doorbell.
Through tears, relatives on Wednesday remembered Giles as a gentle giant with an infectious laugh who loved basketball.
“Our hearts are still broken,” said his niece Alisa Osterman, who called Giles her role model and confidant.
Giles’ family was close-knit and held gatherings on birthdays, holidays, and “for no reason at all,” Osterman said. “Our get-togethers will never be the same.”