A Huntington Beach man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday for helping kill his then-girlfriend’s mother in 2006 and dumping her body into Newport Harbor.
Ian Allen, 23, was given the same sentence as Rachael Mullenix, 19, who was his girlfriend at the time and was convicted of the killing in July.
On Sept. 23, 2006, Allen and Mullenix killed Barbara Mullenix, Rachael’s mother, because she disapproved of their relationship. Barbara Mullenix was stabbed more than 50 times with at least two knives, expert witnesses testified. When her body was pulled out of Newport Harbor the next day, where the couple had dumped her, authorities found a butter knife lodged in her eye.