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Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Brutal Murder, Rape of Young Long Island Mother

Sarah Goode went missing after attending a party in June 2014

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    Man Gets Life in Brutal Murder, Rape of Young NY Mother

    Sarah Goode was a medical technician with a 4-year-old daughter, when she disappeared after a party in her hometown of Medford. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

    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.

    Man Arrested in Death of Long Island Mom Found in Woods

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    A teenager has been arrested in the death of a 21-year-old Long Island mother who was killed and then found in the woods last month, police said Saturday. The news of the charges came hours before hundreds of the Sarah Goode's friends and family gathered to remember her in a memorial on a beach. Michael George reports.
    (Published Monday, July 14, 2014)

    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.

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