Man sentenced to life for murdering elderly neighbor in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man in New Jersey has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his elderly neighbor.

Prosecutors say Jeffrey Harley pushed his way into the home of Lucila Cardenas-Viejo, 81, and then beat, strangled and stabbed her to death before robbing her home.

Cardenas-Viejo lived alone. Her son found her body the next day.

The victim knew Harley, and had paid him in the past to shovel snow for her.

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