A Springfield man has been given the maximum sentence for the brutal murder of a hospice nurse in 2010.
44-year-old Kenneth Bell will have to serve 100-percent of that 60-year sentence for the killing of Pauline Cormier. Bell had previously done yard work for Cormier, who lived near his home. Testimony indicated that he had gone to her home seeking to rob her… and wound up stabbing her more than 100 times.
Bell was also convicted on a residential burglary charge and will serve that 10-year sentence at the same time.