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Life sentences handed down for Waynesboro murder

Friday, March 2, 2012 6:45 PM
Last updated 8:32 PM
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The man accused of stabbing an elderly couple to death in Waynesboro pleaded guilty Friday and received two consecutive life sentences without parole plus 40 years.

Tony O. Grubbs, 41, pleaded guilty to the slayings of Ralph and Trudy Gordon. Sometime between June 18 and 20, the couple, ages 82 and 83 respectively, were killed in their Ninth Street home. Ralph Gordon was stabbed 15 times and Trudy Gordon was stabbed 30 times.

District Attorney Ashley Wright said her office was in the process of seeking the death penalty against Grubbs.

Neither Wright nor Burke County Sheriff Greg Coursey knew where Grubbs would serve his sentence, but Coursey applauded the job of Wright and her office.

“It was what the family of the victims wanted,” said Coursey. “He will never be returned to society. I think justice was served.”

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tombee 03/02/12 - 10:19 pm
What do you have to do to get

What do you have to do to get the death penalty around here? Kill10 people with an ice pick in the middle of the mall?

cozzster 03/03/12 - 09:43 am
Agree with the two

Agree with the two above...why are we paying for this guy to live in prison for the rest of his life? This country needs a little push back to medieval times to kill these people without wasting time

april65 03/03/12 - 08:01 pm
Rape and then murder an Army

Rape and then murder an Army Sergeant.

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