A former trucker serving at least 75 years in prison for knife attacks on women in New Jersey and Massachusetts will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to similar charges in Pennsylvania.
Forty-five-year-old Adam Leroy Lane pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from the July 2007 murder of a Pennsylvania woman and an attack on another. The plea deal allows him to escape the death penalty.
Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover sentenced Lane to life imprisonment for the murder of Darlene Ewalt outside her Harrisburg-area home. Lane was also sentenced to a consecutive 10- to 20-year term for attacking a woman in her rural home north of York.
Prosecutors say the North Carolina man randomly attacked his victims at their homes near the highways he traveled.