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Life in prison for man convicted of killing 4 at Ohio townhome in drug-related robbery
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:35 PM EDT
A judge has handed down four consecutive life sentences to a man convicted of killing four people in a crime rooted in Ohio's growing heroin epidemic.
Summit County Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands on Thursday sentenced the 22-year-old Brantley to the consecutive terms of life with no chance of parole.
A jury earlier recommended against the death penalty.
Brantley's co-defendant, 22-year-old Deshanon Haywood, has pleaded not guilty and is set for trial later this month.
Prosecutors said the slayings could be traced to the state's heroin epidemic.