Two men receive two life sentences each in prison, without the possibility of parole for murder

Men were originally sentenced in 2008 as minors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  

The Parrott family has been through this before but this time, it's final.               

The men who murdered elderly couple Joe and Dorothy Parrott back in 2008 were originally sentenced to life without parole.

But a Supreme Court ruling tossed that sentence out because they were minors at the time.

Friday, Kyle Hoffman and Luis Palafox were sentenced again but this time with to two life sentences each, without the possibility of parole.             

Hoffman stood up in court and apologized to the family for the pain he had caused. However Palafox did not.

He still maintains that he did not hurt the Parrotts and was pulled into the crime by Hoffman.              

However prosecutors say there were no leaders and no followers, just killers in the courtroom today.

“I hope he is sorry and I hope that today was maybe the first step towards him understanding what he did and what a horrible impact it had not only on his life but more importantly on the Parrots and their family and on this community as a whole," said David Zulfa the Prosecuting Attorney. 

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