PAW PAW, Mich. (WOOD) - Emotions ran high as the family members of two murdered women aimed some of their comments directly at convicted killer, Junior Beebe, Jr.
"Junior you are a bully. You are selfish and you're self centered," said Netta Alsup, the mother of Tanya Howarth.
Howarth was found shot to death next to Amy Henslee in January. Beebe admitted to burying the women in a shallow grave.
"I hope when it comes time for you to meet your maker, I hope he has no mercy on your soul," Alsup said as she looked toward Beebe.
Howarth's mother, Brenda Miston, also spoke at the sentencing hearing. She said it has been difficult for Amy's young children to lose their mother.
"After we told the boys that mama wasn't coming home Jonah, her 8-year-old, asked, 'But who is gonna meet us at the bus stop?'" she said tearfully.
Miston became visibly angry when she turned her comments toward Beebe.
"I wish I could lay my hands on you," she said to the Beebe as she left the podium. "Because I'd tear you up. I don't care what the hell you think you are."
A man who accompanied her told Beebe to "rot in hell."
Before the victim's loved ones took the stand, Beebe addressed the court for the first time. He said that he believed the trial was unfair and said he would be appealing his conviction.
The judge who presided over the case, Hon. Paul Hamre, disagreed and called Beebe's assertions 'insulting' to his attorney, the jury and the community.
Beebe was sentenced to two life sentences for the murders.
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