A West Hollywood man who fatally stabbed his boyfriend and mutilated his body in March 2014 was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison, WeHoVille.com reports.
Andre Davis, 38, was found guilty on Dec. 17 of the voluntary manslaughter of his live-in boyfriend Kurtland Ma, a 34-year-old emergency room doctor. Jurors, however, acquitted Davis of more serious charges of second-degree murder.
The victim's brother, Wayland Ma, addressed Davis during the sentencing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
"When anyone, including your family, looks at you, the first thing they will see is a murderer," he said. "Even if they say they're OK with having you alone in a room with their family, no matter what they say to you, what you have done will always be on their mind. You will never escape the evil you carry inside of you, and people will know."
Prosecutors said Davis stabbed Ma 40 times in their West Hollywood apartment after learning Ma wanted to end the relationship. Prosecutors also said Davis stuffed some of Ma's organs into the victim's mouth during the March 29, 2014 killing.
Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee told WeHoVille the killing was "absolutely one of the most gruesome crime scenes that I or the homicide detectives have ever seen."