RIVERSIDE — The confessed killer of a Garden Grove woman was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Thursday after telling his version of the slaying for the first time.
Cameron Seaholm, 22, pleaded guilty in September to the first-degree murder of Denise Duerr, 21, whose body was found in Riverside County in April.
During sentencing before Superior Court Judge Dennis Myers, Seaholm described the ice-pick slaying in a version heard by the court for the first time.
"He told how he went in the garage of the residence where the murder occurred expecting to hit the victim over the head," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Daniel C. Lough. "But when he attempted to do that, she turned and saw him so he stabbed her to death. Then, he raped her."