WEST UNION, W.Va. -- A Doddridge County teenager convicted of killing his parents and sister will spend at least 30 years in prison.
Joseph Spencer, 18, received three life sentences with mercy on Monday in Doddridge County Circuit Court, media outlets reported.
Judge Tim Sweeney ordered two of the sentences to be served consecutively. That means Spencer will be eligible for parole in 30 years. The third sentence will be served concurrent to the others.
Spencer pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in January. Prosecutors say he fatally shot Frederick Arthur Spencer III, 49, Dixie Lee Spencer, 47, and Patience Spencer, 9, at the family home in West Union in 2012.