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Man who shot aunt and uncle sentenced to 70 years

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Gary Paul Henley (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction) Gary Paul Henley (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)

WELDON, AR (KAIT) – The man who alleged self defense in the shooting death of his aunt and uncle has been sentenced to 70 years in jail.

According to the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce's Office, Gary Paul Henley was sentenced to 70 years in prison Tuesday for killing his aunt and uncle in 2010.

On September 21, 2010 police say they found Stephen Bridgman and his wife Ina dead on the bathroom floor from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Henley told police he was defending himself after being stabbed by Stephen and Ina Bridgman.

Police say a disagreement over the house and property led to fatal altercation.

Henley, will be 90-years-old before he is eligible for parole.

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