RIVERHEAD - A Medford man was given the maximum sentence today for the murder of a prostitute he met on Craigslist. Chad Johnson was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2010 murder of 26-year-old Jennifer Papain. It is believed Johnson killed Papain after she refused to refund him the $80 he paid her for a sex act.
In court, Johnson denied killing Papain, claiming she died of a drug overdose and that he panicked. Johnson had six prior convictions on his record, and two women had previously taken out orders of protection against him.
Medford man found guilty in Craigslist murderTrial to begin for man accused of strangling Craigslist prostitute