A Deltona woman was sentenced Friday to life in prison for killing, cutting up and cooking her neighbor, whose head she boiled in a pot on her stove.
Angela Stoldt, 42, was convicted of killing James Sheaffer, a 36-year-old limo driver who lived across the street from her on Horseshoe Terrace. The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for nearly three hours before finding her guilty of first-degree murder as well as abuse of a dead human body and tampering with physical evidence.
Stoldt showed no emotion as a clerk read “guilty” on the charge of first-degree murder. She still showed no reaction as a bailiff walked over, his handcuffs clicking. The bailiff locked the cuffs on Stoldt’s wrists as guilty verdicts were read for the other charges.
Circuit Judge Randell H. Rowe III sentenced Stoldt to life in prison without parole as required by the charge of first-degree murder. Rowe also sentenced her to 15 years for abusing a dead human body to follow the life sentence and another five years on tampering with physical evidence to follow the body abuse charge.
Rowe praised the jury afterward.
“You’ve performed above and beyond your civic duty,” he said. “I suspect that most of you have never heard anything like what you’ve heard this week and probably hope that you never have to hear it again.”
(Hattip: The Dayton Beach News-Journal)