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Apr 5, 2013 2:10 PM

Gray Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Killing Parents

A Scott County man was sentenced Friday afternoon to 45 years in prison for the 2007 killing of his parents.

The jury in the case had recommended Anthony Gray serve 45 years behind bars. That includes 20 years in the death of Vivian Gray, 20 years in the death of James Gray and 5 years for tampering with evidence. The jury recommended Gray serve that time consecutively, and become eligible for parole in 20 years.

Police say Gray gunned down his parents in their Scott County home to collect insurance money back in 2007.

This was Gray's second trial in the case. In the first trial, a judge declared a mistrial in January of 2012 after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Gray took the stand in his own defense in the latest trial, and testified that police tricked him into confessing to the murders of his parents. He said police made him believe they had evidence linking him to the shootings. Gray claimed after five and a half hours of interrogation, a Scott County detective gave him no choice but to confess to the crime he says he didn't commit.

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