- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

DENISON, Iowa (AP) - A judge sentenced a Denison man to life in prison without parole for killing an elderly couple last year and then lighting their home on fire.

The Sioux City Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1dknlqK ) Judge John Ackerman on Friday sentenced 20-year-old Jayden Chapman to consecutive life terms without parole. A jury convicted Chapman last month of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 80-year-old Marvin Huelsing and 81-year-old Alice Huisenga at a trailer home. He also was convicted of reckless use of fire.

Trial evidence shows Chapman and another man convicted in the case, 27-year-old Michael Schenk, of Denison, were stealing scrap metal when the elderly couple arrived. Chapman and Schenk shot them and set their trailer on fire.

Chapman still faces charges related to an attempted escape from jail.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com



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