Man pleads guilty to killing mother, grandmother

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    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A 22-year-old Garfield man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and grandmother.

    Prosecutor Van Stone said Wednesday that Nicholas Johansen was sentenced to 160 years in prison. That is effectively a life sentence because he won't be eligible for parole until 112 years have passed.

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    Fayetteville television station KHOG reports Johansen pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and two aggravated robbery charges.

    The victims - 40-year-old Christina Bishop and 81-year-old Louise Bishop - were missing for months until a tip led investigators a shallow grave in Bentonville. Police found the bodies on Feb. 16, 2010.

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    A jury earlier convicted Johansen's co-defendant, Michael Shane Winters, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole.


    Information from: KHOG-TV, http://www.4029tv.com

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