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Feb 7, 2013 9:17 AM by AP

Slidell man gets life for beating parents to death

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A Slidell-area man who last month pleaded guilty in the middle of his first-degree murder trial to bludgeoning his parents to death has been sentenced to life in prison.

State District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced 26-year-old John Claiborn Willis on Wednesday.

Willis was accused of beating his parents, Lewis and Helen Willis, to death with a blunt object - possibly a hammer - on Nov. 15, 2011.

Authorities said they had asked Willis to take on more adult responsibilities, including household chores.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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