- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A 32-year-old man has been handed two life sentences for the slayings of his ex-girlfriend and her roommate’s toddler.

The Kitsap Sun reports (https://goo.gl/Q6lWqZ ) Geraldo DeJesus was sentenced Monday in the March 2015 shooting deaths of Heather Kelso and 2-year-old Kaden Lum.

A Kitsap Superior Court jury convicted DeJesus in September of two counts of premeditated murder along with other crimes.

On Monday, Judge Kevin Hull sentenced DeJesus to two life sentences, without early release, along with an additional 680 months in prison.

Prosecutors had argued that DeJesus was a jealous ex-boyfriend who went on a rampage, while DeJesus’ attorneys said investigators were too quick to identify their client as a suspect and failed to investigate other people.

DeJesus did not speak at the hearing and has filed a notice to appeal his conviction.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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