ST. CHARLES, Mo. | A St. Louis man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend with a screwdriver.
Forty-seven-year-old William E. Taylor was sentenced Monday in the May 24, 2007 death of 61-year-old Harriet Mallow of St. Charles County. Prosecutors say she was stabbed 22 times with a screwdriver that he used to break into her home.
Taylor was found guilty in May of first-degree murder, armed criminal action and misdemeanor trespassing.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that prosecutors say Taylor killed Mallow because she wanted to stop dating him.
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Taylor also was sentenced to 61 years in prison for armed criminal action and six months in jail for trespassing.