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Gassville man sentenced to life in prison in double homicide

Nicholas Roos (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Nicholas Roos (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - A Gassville man has been sentenced to life in prison in the double homicide of a Midway couple in November.

The Baxter Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1TzDvR4 ) reports that 24-year-old Nicholas Ian Roos pleaded guilty Tuesday in the slaying of 75-year-old Donald and 71-year-old LaDonna Rice.

Roos also admitted to taking items from the couple's home as well as burning the couple's house and truck.

He received two life sentences without the possibility of parole in the murders and an additional 94 years in prison for the other charges in the incident.

The only other possible sentence he could've received was the death penalty.

His co-defendants, 20-year-old Mikayla Mynk and 23-year-old Zack Tyler Grayham, still face the death penalty in the case. Both are being held in the Baxter County jail without bond.

Information from: The Baxter Bulletin, http://www.baxterbulletin.com

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