Eugene Elkins Sentenced to Nearly 20 years for Montesano Murder
MONTESANO, Wash. – Eugene V. Elkins was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison yesterday for the beating that led to the death of his girlfriend Kornelia Englemann last summer at their mobile home on Clemons Road near Montesano.
“Beating women was never on the top of my list of good manners,” Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge Gordon Godfrey told Elkins before his sentencing “This savage beating of this woman — in my career of sitting in here and before that — I think you’ve got first place. I haven’t seen one beaten to death this badly.
The Vidette reports Elkins was convicted of second degree murder last month.