NYC Realtor's Murderer Sentenced to 32 Years

The late Linda Stein's family got a little bittersweet justice yesterday. The personal assistant of the slain real-estate-agent-to-the-stars was sentenced to spend 32 years in prison for her boss' murder.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Caruthers gave Natavia Lowery, 28, the maximum penalty of 25 years to life for bludgeoning Stein to death in Stein's Fifth Avenue penthouse back in 2007. He tacked an additional seven years to the second-degree murder conviction because Lowery also was found guilty of stealing $30,000 from her boss of roughly four months.

The prosecution maintains that the murder occurred after Stein realized Lowery had stolen money from her, and Lowery attacked Stein to prevent the broker from contacting authorities,