Va. Man Sentenced in Grandparents' Deaths

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:14 AM EDT
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A man who admitted killing his grandparents at the Virginia Beach home he shared with them has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison.

Media outlets report Donta Jarma Brown, 37, pleaded guilty in Virginia Beach Circuit Court on Monday to two counts of second-degree murder.

Court records show police found the bodies of 80-year-old Eugene McNeely and his 84-year-old wife, Mary, in July 2011. A medical examiner determined they had been beaten and choked.

Brown's DNA was found on a blue cord near the bodies and on Eugene McNeely's broken cane.

Brown also lived in the home.

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