Man gets life in prison following numerous convictions
April 26, 2011, 4:31 am
Willie Hicks, a central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of one woman and the raping two others. The 33 year old Hicks avoided the death penalty Monday by pleading no contest in Volusia County court to the rape and murder charges. Authorities say Hicks met Danielle Santangelo in November after she placed a personal ad in the Pennysaver. Deputies found the woman several days later with her throat was slit. Central Florida police say Hicks raped the two other women back in August.