LEXINGTON, S.C. (WACH) -- Kenneth Lynch has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Portia Washington and her granddaughter Angelica Livingston.
The sentence was handed down Tusday in Lexington. Prosecutors were
seeking the death penalty
against Lynch, who was
found guilty on two counts of murder
The bodies of Washington and Livingston were never found. "The decisions I made in this trial, thus far have been based upon a lot of careful thought and prayer," said Judge Eugene Griffith.
Washington and Livingston were last seen alive June 10th 2006, weeks later
police arrested Lynch
on the other side of the country trying to cross into Canada. Investigators say Lynch ditched Washingtonâ??s car in Seattle.
Investigators say Lynch hasnâ??t been very helpful since he was charged with the murders in 2008.