Arrested for the murder was DaJuan Porter.
Porter pleaded 'no contest' and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The crime occurred in June, 2013 and the sentencing was reported April 4, 2015.
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Three days before jury selection was to start for his death penalty trial, a Harrisburg man pleaded no contest to first-degree murder Friday in return for a life sentence for killing an 87-year-old woman in Dauphin County.
The fatal stabbing of Joyce Roth during a June 2013 burglary at her son's Derry Township home was part of a failed plot by DaJuan Porter to scare a witness out of testifying against him in a sexual assault case, First Assistant District Attorney Fran Chardo said.
Porter, 31, also pleaded no contest to burglarizing the home where Roth was slain on June 10, 2013 and of setting a fire that same night at the Lower Paxton Township home of the family of one of the sexual assault victims.
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