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Life Sentence for Pickerington Murderer

Connor Jeffries, 21, facing two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder and tampering with evidence for the deaths of 20-year-old Gary Ashton Francis and 21-year-old James Miller in April of 2016 pled guilty to the two murder charges and one tampering of evidence in court Thursday.

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He received two life sentences in prison with an opportunity for parole after 33 years.

His girlfriend, 19-year-old Mia V. Shamis accompanied Jeffries to the murders, she waved her right to a grand jury and instead opted into a guilty plea of involuntary manslaughter. She testified against Jeffries after agreeing on a seven-year prison sentence.

The murders were drug related.

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