Tue, 08 May 2012 16:51:38 GMT — 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 Washington??s car in Seattle. Investigators say Lynch hasn??t been very helpful since he was charged with the murders in 2008.
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