Benjamin Holmes, the man found guilty for the murder of UCF student Christine Franke, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Thursday.
A jury convicted Benjamin Holmes of first-degree murder in the shooting of UCF student Christine Franke in 2001.
A state crime lab analyst testified Monday that DNA collected from Benjamin Holmes in 2018 matched DNA evidence found on the body of murder victim Christine Franke nearly 22 years earlier.
A cold case detective assigned to investigate the 2001 murder of a UCF student turned to new DNA technology and genealogy research to identify the suspected killer, the veteran homicide investigator testified in court Friday.
Nearly 22 years after Christine Franke was found dead in her Orlando apartment, the man accused of fatally shooting the UCF student is on trial for first degree murder.