INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Jeremy Priel, the man who pleaded guilty for his part in the 2011 murders of Jeremy and Kyleigh Crane, was sentenced in court Friday morning.
Priel was sentenced to 110 years in jail, 55 years for each murder count.
Police said Priel and Michael Bell killed Jeremy Crane and his 7-year-old niece for an ounce of marijuana and two gaming systems that were later pawned for $40. Officials say Crane was babysitting his niece, Kyleigh, who didn't go to school that day because she was sick.
Priel was arrested in December 2011 for the murders.
In June, Priel pleaded guilty to two counts of murder as part of a plea agreement. Prosecutors in the case decided in 2012 not to pursue the death penalty.
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