MONTE VISTA, Colo. (AP) – A teenage boy who admitted killing his mother and stepfather almost two years ago has been sentenced to 22 years in prison at a sentencing hearing in Rio Grande County.
John Caudle entered a plea bargain earlier this spring to one count of second-degree murder in the death of his stepfather, Tracy Rinebarger, and one count of reckless manslaughter for the death of his mother, Joanne Rinebarger. The two were found dead in their home in the fall of 2009. She had been shot eight times, and he was shot twice.
Judicial court assistant Dee Atencio said Caudle was sentenced to 22 years on the murder charge and six years for reckless manslaughter. She said the sentences will run concurrently.
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