January 23, 2019
A Lansdale man was sentenced to decades in prison on Tuesday for murdering his adoptive father with a butter knife and then pulling out the victim's eyeball.
As he was led from the courtroom after his sentencing, the man told reporters, “Don’t do drugs.”
Preston Alvin Lonnberg-Lane, 30, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to third-degree murder, according to the Pottstown Mercury. He was sentenced to 20-40 years in prison.
Lonnberg-Lane attacked 74-year-old Thomas Lane at their shared residence on March 27. Lane died two days later.
Last April, authorities said Lonnberg-Lane told officers he’d snorted two bags of fentanyl the night of the alleged attack.
Police found Lonnberg-Lane standing barefoot outside the family’s residence on the night of the murder.