Pelino Sentenced to Life in Prison
Vito Pelino of Penn Hills has been sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering the body of William King in 2011.
Vito Pelino, the man accused of killing and dismembering a Penn Hills man, has been sentenced to life in prison.
According to court dockets, Allegheny County Judge Edward J. Borkowski sentenced Pelino to life in prison without parole for first-degree murder on Wednesday. He also was sentenced to an additional one to two years for the abuse of a corpse.
Allegheny County police charged Pelino, 27, with the murder of 23-year-old Penn Hills resident William King in February 2011. Police said he cut King's body into pieces and stashed it in the woods off Route 909 on the border of Plum and Oakmont after the victim left a Verona bar with his sister.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pelino apologized to King's family and said the murder "haunts him."