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Colorado man gets life in prison for double slaying

Posted at 8:21 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 22:22:28-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 48 years for shooting his landlord and one of his roommates to death at a home northeast of Denver.

Thomas Holleman pleaded guilty in March to first-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Raphael Sassi and second-degree murder in the death of 59-year-old Mary Broad.

Holleman, who was sentenced Wednesday, called 911 in April 2019 and told the dispatcher he had just shot Sassi and Broad, and that he would be waiting on the front porch of the Commerce City home for officers to arrive.

Investigators found the bodies on the floor inside the home. Both were shot multiple times in the chest and head.