- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

BOTTINEAU, N.D. (AP) - A Bottineau man who fatally shot his boss and a co-worker at a north central North Dakota hog farm a year ago has been sentenced to serve 45 years in prison.

Authorities say 19-year-old Jeremy Rodriguez-Rios in March 2015 killed 37-year-old Brian Story and 50-year-old Christopher Sluder with a handgun that he later threw into a sewage pit on the farm. Sluder managed the business.

Rodriguez-Rios last December entered Alford pleas to two counts of murder, meaning he didn’t admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to convict him.

KXMC-TV reports that Judge Michael Sturdevant during Wednesday’s sentencing called the killings “executions.”

Rodriguez-Rios must serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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