NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A 20-yr-previous Ambler man will spend the remainder of his life behind bars after a jury discovered him responsible within the capturing deaths of his mom and her boyfriend whereas they slept.
Joshua Trunk held his head in his arms because the decide handed down consecutive life sentences, obligatory as Trunk was convicted on two counts of first diploma homicide.
Trunk is convicted of capturing and killing his mom, Janice Trunk and her boyfriend, Kevin Smith, final July in what prosecutor Ed McCann calls execution-fashion, chilly-blooded murders, pointing to proof that Trunk put the gun towards his mom’s brow whereas she slept and pulled the set off.
“Testimony advised that the male sufferer Kevin Smith truly raised his head up and he was shot,” McCann stated. “So it’s a horrible, horrible crime and he clearly deserves the sentence he received right here in the present day.”
Prosecutors say Trunk was mad at his mom after she had checked him in to Eagleville Hospital to cope with drug habit.
Police by no means discovered the homicide weapon, however they used cellphone data to attach him to what they are saying was an unlawful buy of a gun the day earlier than the murders, and a visit into Philadelphia instantly after the shootings to eliminate the gun.
Trunk’s lawyer says they may attraction.