A judge sentenced Matthew Denholm to life without the possibility of parole for 25 years for the kidnapping and killing of Sonsaray Warford and Charles Walker in 2010.
Investigators found their bodies in a field near Richmond two years after they were reported missing.
Police said someone hired Denholm to kill Walker because a drug dealer believed Walker stole money from him. They believe Warford was killed simply because she was with Walker at the time.
Denholm apologized to the families before the judge read his sentence.
Denholm was also sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 20 years for the 2011 killing of Zachary Flower in Berea.
Denholm’s life sentences will be served at the same time.
Family members of the victims said this closed a chapter of their lives but they wouldn’t be able to move-on until everyone charged in these killings was brought to justice.
Matthew Denholm’s brother, Ryan Denhom faces charges in connection with the Zachary Flower murder along with Sherry Bratten and Randall Burgess, Junior.
Two other men face charges in the Walker-Warford murders, Lebruce Ellington and Daniel Keene.