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Michael Fay has been sentenced to serve two life sentences for the murders of brothers Blake and Blaine Romes.
Fay, 18, admitted to shooting and killing Blake Romes, 17, and Blaine Romes, 14, back in May.
An Amber Alert was issued for the three boys before Blake and Blaine were found dead. Prosecutors say Fay shot both and strangled one of the boys as they slept. They say it was all over an argument that had happened earlier in the day. Fay was found in the Columbus area and brought back to Putnam County before being arrested for the killings.
Before learning his sentence, Fay wiped his tears and took the stand.
"To Blake and Blaine: You already know I love you with everything that's in my heart, and I'm sorry I took you away from your mom, your grandma and your grandpa," said Fay.
A judge sentenced Fay to serve the terms consecutively on Monday, meaning he will be eligible for parole after 60 years.
"It's difficult to understand how a human being can commit such a series of acts that can only be deemed extremely callous and cruel," said Judge Randall Basinger.
Fay's attorney said the teenager suffered from post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, and never got the help he needed. Still, the judge said none of that, including molestation Fay went through as a child, was an excuse.
"The facts in this case clearly present that you cause an extreme danger to others," Basinger told Fay.
The judge said Fay was spared from the death penalty due to his age.
The Romes brothers' mother says she forgives Fay and she knows her boys do, too.