The Palm Beach Post: Jury convicts man in ’98 murder

After Circuit Judge Cheryl Caracuzzo sentenced Barket to the mandatory life sentence for a first-degree murder conviction, Barket was visibly emotional as he was placed in handcuffs and walked out of the courtroom by several deputies.

Better’s family, who wiped away tears and hugged each other and prosecutors, said the jury’s verdict was 21 years in the making, echoing Assistant State Attorney Alexcia Cox’s closing arguments Thursday.

“When you do something, it catches up to you,” Cox said. “It took 21 years for this crime to catch up to him, but it did.”

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