September 2, 2014
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.