- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man has been sentenced to 135 years in prison for killing his parents and abducting his 12-year-old sister.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1CBdYv7 ) reports that Antonio Terrell Whitlow was sentenced Wednesday, and will be eligible for parole after serving 95 years. Whitlow, who admitted to killing Bobby and Annette Whitlow, used an insanity defense, citing his struggle with schizophrenia.

The 65-year-old evangelists were found stabbed to death in their home in July 2012 by a member of their congregation. Authorities say Whitlow killed his parents when an argument occurred because he challenged his father about his parents regularly locking his sister in her bedroom. Police say he claimed self-defense.

In court Wednesday, Whitlow testified that he misunderstood the situation in the home, and realized that his sister would lock herself in her room when he would visit the house.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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