Brothers get life sentences in double homicide

Two brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the killings of men in a drug deal that went wrong.

Twenty-two-year-old Paul Lacombe was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill to first-degree murder and part of his sentence may be served at the state's psychiatric hospital.

Twenty-five-year-old Claude Lacombe pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The News Journal reports that the two were charged in the deaths of 23-year-old Keifer C. Wright and 20-year-old Michael Thomas on Dec. 26, 2011.

Prosecutors say the Lacombe brothers, who were both students at Temple University, arranged to buy $1,400 worth of marijuana from the victims.

But Paul Lacombe pulled out a gun and demanded the marijuana. Prosecutors say shot Wright and Thomas.
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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

AP-WF 9/18/2013 20:08






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