St. Louis — Purcell Hartson just shook his head and chuckled Friday as a judge called him a leech.
"I know you think this is funny," said St. Louis Circuit Judge John Garvey. "You killed a wonderful woman, and you don't care. You deserve every year you are going to get."
With that, Garvey handed Hartson a sentence of life in prison plus 20 years in the death of 70-year-old woman who was crushed when Hartson crashed a stolen SUV through her house in 2005.
A jury convicted Hartson, 36, of Dellwood, in September of second-degree murder in the death of Sallie Lou Henderson.
According to testimony, Hartson carjacked the SUV minutes before the crash and used it to chase his ex-girlfriend in another vehicle because he saw her with another man.
Hartson rammed his ex-girlfriend's Toyota so hard that they both went out of control and crashed into Henderson's home on March 1, 2005, officials said.