Man gets life sentence for killing family with hammer, knife

Man gets life sentence for killing family with hammer, knife
Man gets life sentence for killing family with hammer, knife (Source: Escambia County Sheriff's Office)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for using a claw hammer, knife and gun to kill his mother and half-brothers.

The Pensacola News Journal reports that 63-year-old Donald Hartung Sr. was sentenced Friday after after jurors didn’t unanimously recommend the death penalty.

He was convicted last week of three counts of premeditated, first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Hartung killed his relatives to get money from his mother’s will.

The defense says Hartung didn’t know about the will.

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