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Killer of Cal-Poly student sentenced to die

May 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man convicted of kidnapping and killing a Cal-Poly student has been sentenced to death. James Winslow Dixon abducted Christina Burmeiser in 2001 as she made her way to a fraternity party.

Dixon then drove her to Azusa, where he slit her throat.

Friday, Dixon sat in court as the victim's family addressed him before the sentence was handed down.

"I only hope that I'm there to watch you take your final breath on this earth," said Rosalia Burmeister, the victim's mother. "I hope it is as painful and as horrible as my child's last breath was."

Dixon's wife and another man were earlier sentenced to 25 years to life for their roles in the Burmeister murder.


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