MERCILESS: Aljulah Cutts is sentenced yesterday in the murder of Guido Felix Brinkmann during a brutal 2009 robbery at his Manhattan home.
The old man had cheated death at three concentration camps.
“You did not know the strength and resolve of Mr. Brinkmann,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan told Brinkmann’s murderer, 30-year-old Aljulah Cutts, sentencing him to 25 years to life in prison.
Brinkmann died a bloody pulp in his Upper East Side apartment three years ago — his head bashed to the point of brain hemorrhage, four of his ribs broken — refusing to surrender to his assailants.
“You thought he would roll over,” Merchan told Cutts. “Instead, he summoned the stamina and the courage he had gained from his time in the concentration camps.”
One of the safes held thousands in cash. The other, the larger of the two, held tax records.
Cutts, too, spoke. “A heinous crime has been put against me,” he insisted. “I know I am innocent.”