Steven Pieper 'the scariest of killers'

And the lies piled up, one upon another, David Watson said. "Even while claiming to want Jenni-Lyn back [after they'd broken up], he is out carousing with other females."

On the other hand, his daughter "never said a bad word about Pieper," her father said. "Jenni-Lyn always looked for the best in people," and Pieper "took full advantage" of her kind and forgiving nature.

"Instead of learning from Jenni-Lyn, Pieper felt threatened by her because she had goals, plans and visions of how she wanted her life to be...This evil bastard Pieper stepped on, laughed at and trashed all the goodness, happiness and potential of Jenni-Lyn," her father told those listening in the packed courtroom.

District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick also pointed to Pieper's pattern of deception. After Jenni-Lyn went missing, the 21-year-old Pieper repeatedly lied to his family, his lawyer, his friends and the police, Fitzpatrick said.

Before Aloi sentenced him to 23 years to life in state prison, the defendant addressed the court as he stood next to his attorney, Scott Brenneck.

In a strong voice, Pieper admitted his guilt, expressed regret and said, "There's not enough time in this world to fix what I have done."

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