David Frostick sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole

David Frostick appears in court Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (KSNV)

The man convicted of killing his fiancé on Mother's Day more than seven years ago will spend the rest of his life behind bars with the possibility of parole after 20 years.

David Frostick, 54, stabbed his fiancé Robin Jenkins to death in 2009. The defendant, who has been one of the longest tenants of the Clark County jail, will soon move to prison.

The jury did take a while to decide the sentence. At one point they even asked the court what would happen if they were deadlocked?

The victim's family says it was important for them to get the murder conviction but many of them were hoping for life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Family members of both the victim and the defendant gave emotional testimony to jurors on behalf of their loved one.

For Jenkins' family, the verdict is a long time coming. Jenkins' father Vic was on the phone with her the night she was murdered.

"The last words that Robin asked of me were 'stay on the phone' and when I go back to that, then I realize that means, remember me, remember this," Vic Jenkins told the jury.

They tell News 3 parole after 20 years means they'll have to continue to testify before parole boards for the rest of their lives.

Frostick has been in custody for more than seven years, and he'll receive credit for that time already served.

His first parole hearing would in less than 13 years.

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