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Lafayette man sentenced to 120 years for killing in-laws

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison for killing his mother-in-law and brother-in-law in 2017.

A jury convicted Franco Navarrete on Jan. 11 of two counts of murder and a firearm enhancement in the fatal shootings of Catalina Campuzano Lujano, 67, and Gustavao Sanchez Campuzano, 38, in August 2017.

An online database said Navarrete, 50, remained in the Tippecanoe County jail on Thursday night.

The Journal and Courier reports Misael Sanchez Campuzano said in a statement to the court through an interpreter that the deaths of his mother and brother destroyed his family.

Tippecanoe Superior Court Judge Randy Williams said Navarrete’s action in calling police after the slayings showed some form of remorse.

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