22-Year-Old Gets 56 Years for Vegas Killings

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Nevada judge sentenced a 22-year-old man to 56 years to life in prison for his roles in the kidnap, rape and slaying of a Hooters waitress in January 2010 and a double shooting that left a Las Vegas man dead in a robbery a few days later.

Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth told Richard Freeman Jr. on Wednesday that she expects he'll be a very old man if he's ever paroled.

Freeman pleaded guilty in April to two first-degree murder charges in the deaths of 21-year-old Prisma Contreras and 64-year-old Julio Romero.

Freeman's co-defendant, 41-year-old Gregory Hover, was sentenced in May to death.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo noted that Freeman was the 18-year-old getaway driver while Hover committed the killings.

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