Sentencing For Man Who Murdered Woman In Port Hueneme

Tuesday July 10, 2018

     A judge Tuesday sentenced a transient for the murder of a woman in a Port Hueneme motel almost a year ago.

   38-year-old Peter Dirksen was sentenced to 23-years-to-life in prison for the beating death of 61-year-old Barbara Brattin of Oxnard.

   Prosecutors say after killing Brattin, Dirksen fled to Northern California where he was tracked down and arrested.

   He ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

   They say Brattin and Dirksen knew each other but a motive for the killing was never established.

   The say Dirksen has never shown remorse for what he did.