CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Boone County man convicted of killing his wife and mother-in-law was sentenced to two life sentences without mercy.
Timothy Parsons, 37, of Bloomingrose, was sentenced Wednesday in Boone Circuit Court.
Judge William Thompson did not say whether the sentences were to run concurrently or consecutively, Prosecutor Keith Randolph said.
"I think it's a just sentence," Randolph said. "Anything else would have been unsatisfactory."
Parsons pleaded guilty in March to two counts of first-degree murder for the slaying of his wife, Leigh Ann Kinder-Parsons, 35, of Bloomingrose, and her mother, Gloria Sue Kinder, 62, of Lexington, Ky.
In exchange, prosecutors dropped the sexual assault and kidnapping charges filed against him in the attack on his teen stepdaughter.
Randolph said the courtroom was packed Wednesday. More than a half-dozen people gave victim impact statements to the court.
The first to speak was Leigh Ann's 15-year-old daughter, who was in the home at the time of the murders and who Parsons allegedly bound and assaulted. She was able to chew through her bindings and run to a neighbor's house for help.
"She's doing well," Randolph said of the young victim. "She's a bright young lady. She's pretty strong, especially considering what she went through and what she was shown.
"She was in the house for all of it."
The prosecutor said the girl told the court about how Parsons' actions changed her life and that of her younger sister, who was in school at the time of the crime.