No death penalty for Johan Gillette, killer of 2

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 8:48 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating deaths of his father and his father's girlfriend.

Johan Gillette could have received the death penalty at Tuesday's sentencing. He will have no chance for parole.

A jury last week convicted the 38-year-old Gillette of murdering the pair at their home south of Eugene on Sept. 7, 2012. Both died of multiple crushing blows to the head.

Prosecutors said the younger man flew into a rage over his father's plan to evict Gillette and his girlfriend from a trailer on the older man's property.

Gillette claimed he acted in self-defense when his father reached for a gun during an argument.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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