September 25, 2019
A Utah man who pleaded guilty to murdering and sexually assaulting his 5-year-old niece was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole Tuesday.
Judge Kevin K. Allen scolded Alex Whipple for the “incomprehensible” terror he inflicted on Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley, her family and the community.
“You will never see the light of day. You will never breathe fresh air again,” Allen said. “What you did was so abhorrent and vile that you must spend the rest of your life in prison.”
Lizzy’s disappearance in May triggered a massive search and