Michael Moore to spend life in prison without parole

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Michael Moore, a former Warren County Sheriff's Deputy found guilty of killing his parents, will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

A judge gave Moore two consecutive life sentences on Tuesday.

"This is the end of a long road. Allot of hard work by the investigators in the office, the sheriff's department and everyone involved in the case," said Jason Hilz, the Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Boone and Gallatin County.

Moore, 43, was found guilty on all four counts in the 2009 murder of his mother and father, Warren and Madge Moore. He was found guilty of two counts of murder, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of falsely reporting an incident.

Michael Moore originally told investigators immediately after the shootings that an anonymous intruder killed his parents at their Union home.

Moore later changed his statement and claimed self-defense. In late September, he painted a different picture stating his dad killed his mom after a dispute over pain medication.

Moore's brother and sister both gave emotional statements before Moore was sentenced.

There were several sentencing options for Moore, including the death penalty, life in prison without parole, and life in prison without parole for 25 years.

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