Maine Man Sentenced To 55 Years In Beating Death 

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the beating and drowning of a young woman who lived in his apartment building in Lewiston.

The sentence was imposed Friday on 32-year-old Buddy Robinson in Androscoggin County Superior Court. He was convicted of murdering 22-year-old Christiana Fesmire.

Prosecutors said Robinson beat and drowned Fesmire in her bathroom in a fit of anger, then dumped her body in a swampy area. Fesmire disappeared in July 2011, and her body wasn’t found until after Robinson was convicted last November.

Court documents portrayed Fesmire as part of an online prostitution ring led by Robinson’s sister, who told police that her brother confessed to the killing. The attorney general’s office sought a 40-year sentence. Robinson’s attorney recommended a 25-year sentence.