BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a northern Kentucky man convicted of murder and other counts in the shooting deaths of his parents to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/18sogN2) reports the judge followed the recommendation of the jury when he handed down the sentence on Tuesday for 43-year-old Michael Moore.
Prosecutors said Moore killed Warren and Madge Moore in 2009 due to his growing appetite for drugs. They said he was after his mother's pain pills.
Defense attorneys had argued that Warren Moore was depressed and killed his wife, and then Michael Moore killed his father as they struggled over the gun.
Michael Moore, a former Warren County, Ohio, sheriff's deputy, originally told police that an intruder had killed his parents.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com