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      Lynch gets life in Lexington double murder

      Kenneth Lynch has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Portia Washington and her granddaughter Angelica Livingston.

      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

      last week.


      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.

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