Judge Michael Kupersmith berated Rooney at his sentencing Friday. Rooney continues to proclaim his innocence, but the construction worker got what he deserved, Kupersmith said.
Rooney met the 21-year-old woman from Arlington, Va., when she borrowed his cell phone in downtown Burlington. She was found dead six days later after police and volunteers scoured the leafy, lakeside city. A hiker found her half-dressed body. She had been sexually assaulted, beaten and strangled.