What to Know
Sarah Goode went missing after attending a party in June 2014
Her body was found in the woods five days after she went missing
The young mother had been stabbed more than 40 times
A man convicted of murder in the brutal stabbing of a 21-year-old single mother was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole.
Dante Taylor, convicted in June of first-degree murder and attempted rape, offered no apology for killing Sarah Goode before being sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice John Collins.
"You may serve those dates on the calendar, but they will mean nothing because there is no date for you to get out," the judge said to him.
Goode, a medical technician with a then 4-year-old daughter, disappeared in June 2014 after attending a party. Her family and community members had coordinated extensive searches in her hometown of Medford before officers found her body in a wooded area five days after she went missing. She had been stabbed more than 40 times.
Prosecutors used cellphone records, a palm print and blood to tie Taylor to the case.
His attorney argued Taylor had consensual sex with Goode and that someone else attacked her. He plans to appeal.