A long and emotional trial is coming to an end Wednesday morning at the Pima County Superior Court. Christopher Clements has been sentenced to life in the killing of Isabel Celis in 2012.

KGUN 9 spoke with several people outside of the Pima County Superior Court following the sentencing of Clements, including two former alternate jurors who served in another murder case in which he was found guilty.

One of those alternate jurors from that 2022 case, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “This court may be over today for this case, but it doesnt change the fact that they will never have their child back.”

Clements has been sentenced to life in prison on all counts relating to the death of 6-year-old Isabel Celis in 2012. Inside the courtroom, Isabels parents, Sergio and Becky Celis, delivered emotional impact statements.

“We all are going to serve a life sentence of this inescapable, never-ending nightmare,” said an emotional Sergio Celis.

Her mother, Becky, said, “Isabels favorite place in the world was home, and he ruined that for her. For her brothers. For us, her parents.”

Just outside the courthouse, Chief Detective Fabian Pacheco, who served as an executive officer during the time of Isabels disappearance, called Clements evil.

“A ruthless, remorseless individual that now will not be in our community, or in society.”

The two people who served as alternate jurors during Clements 2022 murder trial for the killing of 13-year-old Maribel Gonzales also sat in on Wednesday’s sentencing for the conclusion of this case. Emotional, they offered empathy to the Celis family.

“As a mom, thats what’s really hard because they have a life sentence. Their lives will never be the same again,” the woman said. “Theyll never have their daughter. To hear them mention all the things theyre going to miss; her growing up, her getting married, her having a family, her being there is so hard to hear.”