- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - A 53-year-old man has been sentenced to prison for stabbing his wife and stepson to death in their western New York home.

The Chautauqua (shuh-TAH’-kwah) County District Attorney’s Office says Allen Witruke (WEE’-truhk), of Jamestown, has been sentenced to 20 years for each of two manslaughter counts. The sentences are to run concurrently. He pleaded guilty in May.

Sheriff’s deputies found 52-year-old Catherine Witruke and 34-year-old Eric Washburn dead when they went to Witruke’s home to hand him eviction papers in December 2015.

Police say Washburn was bludgeoned and both were repeatedly stabbed.

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