A former naval hospital supervisor was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for murdering a co-worker whose remains were discovered two decades after he went missing.
Robert Nydegger was sentenced Wednesday in San Diego for the 1987 death of Crispino Buzon, whose remains were found in 2008 in San Bernardino County. Nydegger, 63, is already serving prison time for killing a roommate in 1988.
Nydegger was Buzon's supervisor at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. Nydegger received $3,000 from the man after promising to help bring Buzon's wife to the United States from the Philippines, according to prosecutors. Instead, he killed him.
Nydegger's sentence will run consecutively with the 25 years to life he's serving for the earlier killing.
Although the killer could be paroled within 10 years, Judge Jeffrey Fraser recommended during sentencing that Nydegger, who Fraser called a "cold-blooded murderer," be denied parole