UPDATE: Man sentenced for double murder

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 15:58:31-05

[UPDATE: 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2015]

The man convicted of murdering his mother and young half brother was sentenced to life in prison for each of the crimes.

A judge issued the sentence for Robert Martinez-Marinero shortly after he entered a plea.  The judge ordered him to serve two life sentences and five years in prison.

The sister of the victim spoke at the hearing. She told the court that Martinez-Marinero deserved the punishment given him.



Previous coverage:

The man accused of murdering his mother and young half brother is in court Wednesday morning for a potential plea deal.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said prosecutors would not seek the death penalty for Roberto Martinez-Marinero in exchange for guilty pleas in the charges against him.

Martinez-Marinero was accused of murdering Ismenia Marinero and throwing his 4-year-old half brother, Josue Ramirez-Marinero, in the Elkhorn River.

This is a developing story. Watch KMTV Action 3 News for a full report on what was said in court today.