Weeping mother has strong words for her son’s killer in court

Alejandro Tapia will serve 25 years for killing Alex Restrepo in 2017

MIAMI – A devastated mother came face to face with her son's killer during an emotional day in court.

Amparo Restrepo spoke for more than 45 minutes, angrily and passionately addressing Alejandro Tapia.

"You are a monster, Tapia," she said. "A monster."

Tapia will spend the next 25 years in prison, and ten years on probation, for the 2017 murder of 33-year-old Alex Restrepo.

Alejandro Tapia will serve 25 years in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Alex Restrepo in October of 2017. (WPLG)

"It's not fine, but better than nothing," Amparo said.

Restrepo, a popular nuclear engineer, was at a Halloween party in Southwest Miami-Dade County when he and his brother Chris were attacked.

Tapia stabbed Restrepo several times, resulting in his death.

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