Watch: Jerry Burns sentenced to life without parole in Michelle Martinko murder

At 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jerry Burns was sentenced in the slaying of Michelle Martinko. Replay the livestream of the video below.

On Friday,Jerry Burns of Manchesterwas sentenced to life without parolein the death of Michelle Martinko. The video on this page is a replay of the sentencing hearing.

Martinko, a Kennedy High School senior, was stabbed to death Dec. 19, 1979. Police found her body in her family’s Buick in a mall parking lot in Cedar Rapids.

The casewent unsolvedfor nearly 39 years until Burns was charged, due in large part to DNA evidence and genetic genealogy. He was arrested Dec. 19, 2018 — on the anniversary of her death.

WHAT WE KNOW:Key moments in the Michelle Martinko cold case murder investigation

ALL COVERAGE:Visit our Michelle Martinko page for all of The Gazette's coverage since Burns' arrest