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Man gets 2 life sentences for killing couple

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 15:22:42-04

A man will serve two life terms for killing a married couple at their Arizona home.
    

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Derrick Barnett was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced Wednesday in Division 2 of the Coconino County Superior Court.
    
A jury found Barnett guilty of fatally shooting Michael and Nora Demuria on May 1, 2017 at their Williams home.
    
Barnett maintains he is innocent.
    
In addition to killing the couple, Barnett was found guilty of killing their dog, using weapons while on probation, and theft of the Demurias' gun and car.
    
Barnett will serve out his sentence in prison.