Draheim Sentencing

By: Rachel Calderon
By: Rachel Calderon

It's a day the family of Jeanette Kirby has been waiting for since 1986. David Draheim will spend the next 60 to 90 years behind bars for the murder of 36-year-old Jeanette Kirby. He will be eligible for parole in the 2061 when he is 104-years-old.

Draheim was found guilty of second-degree murder last month. Kirby was jogging in a park in Delhi Township, and was later found stabbed to death in June of 1986.

Despite the chance for Jeanette's mother and cousin to address Draheim, they say Wednesday did not put an end to a 16-year-old nightmare.

"Closure is putting your mind to rest. She's always there. She'll always be there. She was someone you don't forget," Muriel Kirby, victim's mother.

Just before his sentence was handed down, Draheim also had a chance to address the court. He still maintains his innocence. He's now serving time for an unrelated sexual assault. This sentencing will be served concurrently with the previous crime.


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