PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Kevin Bradfield admits he strangled 26-year-old Jennifer Pimentel with his hands in October 2011.
He killed the developmentally disabled woman and then, with the help of his girlfriend, dumped the body in the woods near the Hood Canal Bridge.
Pimentel's parents were in court for his sentencing Wednesday, where they shared their grief and asked a judge to hand out more prison time than the 20 years recommended by a prosecutor in exchange for Bradfield's guilty plea.
"Nothing can be done to bring our loved one Jennifer back to us. But the court has the power to put this cold blooded killer behind bars for as long as possible," said Henry Pimentel.
Bradfield, who is also developmentally disabled, apologized.
"I still can't believe that I took a life from such a lovely young lady,” said Bradfield.
Judge George Wood sentenced Bradfield to 25 years in prison.
Wood said he was troubled by many things about the crime, including the lack of a motive.
“It appears to me that this was a killing for no other reason than to kill,” said Wood.