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Utah Man Sentenced for Killing California Couple

Utah Man Sentenced for Killing California Couple

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POMONA, Calif. (AP) -- A Utah man convicted of killing his elderly brother and sister-in-law at their southern California home has been sentenced.

Yesterday, a judge ordered Kent Wesley Holman to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Back in November --- Holman was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the August 2005 shooting deaths of 83-year-old Lavar Holman and his 81-year-old wife, Adeline.

Jurors also found Holman guilty of arson and burglary.

Prosecutors say Holman killed the couple over a financial dispute, then set fire to their West Covina condo to cover up the crime.

Holman was arrested after surrendering to authorities in his hometown of St. George, Utah.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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