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Last 3 men sentenced for 2012 Gonzales home invasion triple slaying

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, April 23 2015 Apr 23, 2015 April 23, 2015 10:18 AM April 23, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

GONZALES - The final three men convicted in a 2012 home invasion triple murder in Gonzales have been sentenced after all reached plea bargains with prosecutors.

Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for District Attorney Ricky Babin, said Rolando Stewart was sentenced Wednesday to 63 years in prison, while Travis Moore got 26 years and Devon James was sentenced to 15 years.

Charges stemmed from a 2012 burglary in which 72-year-old Shirley Marchand, 74-year-old Robert Irwin Marchand and his stepson, 50-year-old Douglas Dooley, were found with their throats slashed in an apparent bid to steal gold and other coins from the Marchands' house.

Two other men - Michael Aikens and Bernard James - had previously been convicted on three murder counts and sentenced to life in prison.

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