A West Palm Beach man charged with killing his girlfriend, learns his fate in court Friday.
A jury found Youvens Madeus guilty of first-degree murder.
Horacia Simeus died two years ago after police say her boyfriend attacked her with a machete. She was in the process of filing a new restraining order against her boyfriend.
Family members cried in court as the verdict was read. One of them writing a letter about the pain of losing her.
Her brother Dominique Simeus said, "She was magnificent, she was radiant, she was beautiful, she had a lot of potential but unfortunately the world did not have a chance to see her."
The judge sentenced Madeus to life in prison without the chance of parole.