Boone man sentenced in slayings of wife, in-law
MADISON, W.Va. -- A Boone County man convicted of killing his wife and mother-in-law has received two life sentences without mercy.
Timothy Parsons was sentenced Wednesday in Boone County Circuit Court, said Boone County prosecutor Keith Randolph. Judge William Thompson ordered the sentences to run consecutively.
Parsons pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in March. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
He apologized to the victims' families following his sentencing.
The bodies of Parsons' wife, 35-year-old Leigh Ann Kinder-Parsons, and her mother, 62-year-old Gloria Sue Kinder of Lexington, Ky., were found in May 2012 at the couple's home in Bloomingrose. Both victims' throats were slashed.
Police say Parsons also tied up a teenage girl and sexually assaulted her.
Randolph said the courtroom erupted in applause when the sentence was read. "There was a lot of support for the two victims," he said. "There were a lot of family. It probably filled up three-fourths of our courtroom."
Randolph said he was glad family members got what he said was a fair resolution to the case. "There's been a lot of tension over the past year," he said.