Say good-bye to Stefano Brizzi. He’s decamping to a whole new zip code, to wit, Crowbar Motel. The New York Post:
Stefano Brizzi, a 50-year-old former Morgan Stanley computer programmer, was handed a minimum sentence of 24 years to life for the savage murder of Officer Gordon Semple, 59, in Brizzi’s London flat last April, The Guardian reported.
What’d he do, exactly?
A crystal meth-addicted “Breaking Bad” fan … killed and dismembered a cop he met on a gay dating app….
Brizzi was also slapped with a seven-year term to run concurrently for obstructing a coroner when he attempted to dissolve Semple’s corpse in an acid bath like the character Walter White in the hit AMC series.
During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Nicholas Hilliard said Brizzi’s addition[sic] to crystal meth had destroyed his life, adding, “Regret you express now for Mr. Semple’s death has to be seen against what you did over a number of days to his body.”
You have to love the way that judges get all sympathetic when the perp says he’s sorry. Hell’s bells, sorry he got caught is what he is.
And why did he do it?
During the trial, prosecutors said Brizzi had HIV and had been ordered by Satan to “kill, kill, kill.”
Ah yeah, the old Orders From Satan™ trick. Didn’t work at Nuremberg, either.
Brizzi had admitted to police that he chopped up and disposed of Semple’s corpse, but that the 30-year police officer died accidentally during a sex game gone awry.
“Honest, I didn’t kill the guy. I just cut him up into bite-size pieces.” Somehow, we don’t think that sounds any better.