NJ man sentenced for killing mom, niece

November 10, 2009 5:04:03 PM PST
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the bludgeoning deaths of his mother and a niece at his Galloway Township home.

Forty-two-year-old Ronald Weed received two concurrent 30-year terms for murder and a 10-year concurrent term for attempted murder, with no parole eligibility for 30 years.

He pleaded guilty in September.

Prosecutors say he used an ax, a knife and a blunt object to attack 65-year-old Loretta Weed on Aug. 5, 2008. When one of his 12-year-old twin nieces called 911, he attacked the girls. Kimberly McCarten was killed; her sister Courtney survived.

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