Man Sentenced for Murder of Wife, Child

Man Sentenced for Murder of Wife, Child

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge sentenced a West Valley City man to two concurrent terms of life in prison without parole today for killing his wife and daughter in 2003.

Brian Christopher Sullivan pleaded guilty in July to two charges of aggravated murder in a deal that spared him facing the death penalty.

Sullivan stabbed his wife and their 4-year-old adopted daughter multiple times in February 2003.

The bodies were found several days later washed and lying side-by-side in a bed.

Sullivan had said he was ordered by God to kill them as a test of faith.

He would not cooperate with psychiatrists and was deemed fit to stand trial, before taking the plea deal.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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