Homicide conviction after 26 years

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The family of a murder victim finally sees justice after 25 years

Sixty-nine-year-old Bruce Tessier was in court Wednesday pleading guilty to murder. He killed Lynn Julin in Lake Worth back in 1983.

Her brother, Clayton Julin, was in court for the hearing. He lobbied detectives to look at DNA in the case. A DNA match led to the arrest.

Under Wednesday's plea deal, Tessier gets a sentence of 37 years. "I was just overwhelmed, overwhelmed. I mean, I'm so happy that he finally confessed, and it was a little bit of closure to my family," said Julin.

Tessier was already in prison serving 20 years for a murder in the Gainesville area.