It's life in prison for Gerard Lopes Belmonte.
He was sentenced today for the murder of his adoptive mother, Natalie Belmonte.
It was last month when a jury convicted him of 2nd-degree murder.
According to prosecutors -- Lopes raped Belmonte before killing her and covering up the crime.
It's sentencing day for a Pembroke Pines man convicted of murdering his adoptive mother.
Gerard Lopes Belmonte was originally supposed to be sentenced last Thursday, but the judge delayed his decision to read letters from Natalie Belmonte's loved ones.
Lopes Belmonte faces up to life in prison.