Oak Cliff Craigslist killer sentenced to life

Photos via Facebook and the Dallas Voice
Photos via Facebook and the Dallas Voice

Christopher Howard Beachum strangled and stabbed an Oak Cliff man to death in his home after responding to his victim’s Craigslist ad one warm March night in 2013.

A Dallas County jury sentenced Beachum to life in prison last weekfor killing Gerald Cepena. Beachum also stole a TV, DVD player, computers and a cell phone from Cepena’s home. A previous jury couldn’t come to a conclusion regarding Beachum’s guilt or innocence.

Capena, a computer programmer who had retired from the Dallas Independent School District, was an avid cyclist.

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