- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

DENVER (AP) - A man has been sentenced to two life terms and 72 years in prison for a 1994 double-slaying in Denver that was re-opened by the police cold-case unit.

Forty-four-year-old Andre Jackson was sentenced Thursday for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and sexual assault.

Prosecutors say three people were attacked and tortured and one was repeatedly sexually assaulted during a June 12, 1994 home invasion. Two died and one survived. The survivor told police several intruders entered his home demanding money and drugs. Prosecutors say DNA evidence led to the arrests of the three suspects.

Forty-three-year-old Samuel Sims is scheduled to go on trial in February for the same crimes. Thirty-nine-year-old Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty earlier to second-degree murder in the attack and will be sentenced after Sims’ trial.

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