PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man who escaped from prison and killed a woman who lived nearby was sentenced Tuesday morning.

According to the Tribune-Review, Robert Crissman, Jr. was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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In May, Crissman was found guilty of both first- and second-degree murder.

It took the jury less than two hours to convict Crissman in the strangulation death of 55-year-old Tammy Long.

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The charges carry a mandatory life sentence.

Authorities said Crissman escaped from the Armstrong County Jail last July and made his way to Long’s home. Investigators say that’s where he beat and strangled the victim with a shoelace, and then stole her boyfriend’s truck.

Crissman then allegedly stole Long’s truck as well as a second truck before being arrested after a pursuit the next day.

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