Vigil for Robyn Gray

Liv Clifford/News-Miner

Supporters of Robyn Gray stand vigil Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, outside Rabinowtiz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska, after a jury found Roberto Leal Jr. guilty of murder in Gray’s death. From left is Antonia Commack, Gray’s cousin; Vernita Sun, Gray’s mother; and Edna Sun, Gray’s aunt.

A Fairbanks man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for strangling his 28-year-old girlfriend to death in front of their two children.

Roberto Leal, 42, was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder in February for the killing of Robyn Gray in her East Fairbanks apartment in 2017.

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