Three Thanksgivings, three Christmases, three anniversaries – Deborah Harris gave a tally of time missed by Kerry Fadely, her partner of 10 years, who was shot and killed in October 2011.


“And we will continue to miss her for the rest of my life,” said Harris of Fadely at Tuesday’s sentencing.


The man who murdered Fadely, 50-year-old Javier Martinez, was sentenced to 99 years in prison by a judge today.


On Tuesday in a state courtroom, Fadely’s family and friends faced her killer.


“I have had to explain to my grandchildren why Kerry wouldn’t be around to ride a bicycle with them, to go to Disneyland with them,” Harris said. “But when I leave here today, he’ll go to hell and rot in jail.”


Martinez had previously been deported from the United States and was working in Alaska illegally under a false name, Victor Flores. Fadely was his boss at the Millennium Hotel. A federal judge previously sentenced him to 65 years for immigration and weapons violations and identity theft convictions.


As part of a plea deal, Martinez agreed to serve 99 years in prison for the first-degree murder charge. It was up to the state sentencing judge to decide if Martinez would serve his state and federal sentences concurrently or consecutively.


Throughout the proceeding, Martinez smirked at the family, even interrupting Harris at one point.


“He stole a daughter from a mom,” Harris said at the sentencing. “You don’t bury your own children, and it’s not right. It’s a stupid, ridiculous act of violence for nothing, for nothing.”


“You don’t know that,” Martinez countered.


“I know enough!” Harris shouted back.


“You don’t know that,” he said again.


Before he handed down the sentence, Judge Michael Wolverton said Martinez has continued to show no remorse for his crime. Martinez shot 55-year-old Fadely 11 times at the Millennium Hotel.


“This is about the most brazen assassination I’ve ever seen,” Wolverton said. “I’ve been doing this a long time.”


Martinez will serve the 99-year sentence consecutively to his federal sentence. He’ll be transferred out of state to a federal facility.


“For my children and my family, it’s a sense of closure and being able to move forward,” Harris said. “Not being able to have the death penalty in the state of Alaska, it’s the best we could hope for.”


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