"I lost my son, who I'll never see again in this life," said Joanne Poole, the victim's mother. "This is something I'll never get over.
"As a mother, I forgive him for what he did," she said. "I don't want to spend the rest of my life thinking about what he did to my son.
"But I still would like to see him spend the rest of his life in jail," she said.
Poole's sister, Stephanie Ellison of Beckley, said, "He has taken so much from us. If he gets out, the next time it could be your son, or grandson. Please give him as long as you can and teach him a lesson."
She said after the hearing the family was happy with the sentence.
"We're just glad it's over," Ellison said. "It has been a long three years."
Murray's trial and also his sentencing were postponed repeatedly because he kept requesting new court-appointed attorneys. On Wednesday, just prior to his sentencing, he asked again to have his fourth attorney, Tom Price, removed.
The judge denied him.
Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.