Man murdered his parents for evicting him

March 21, 2008 5:04:02 AM PDT
A man has admitted killing both of his parents because they were kicking him out of his mother's Long Island home. Franklin Gallimore III has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder.

The 21-year-old said in court Thursday he "was not thinking clearly" when he shot Franklin Gallimore Jr. and Grace Thorpe in April. The couple was divorced. Authorities say the elder Gallimore was at Thorpe's Elmont house to help her evict their son and his girlfriend.

The son's lawyer, Christopher Devane, declined to comment.

The girlfriend, 20-year-old Katherine Galatro, pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution and attempted criminal possession of a weapon. She has been sentenced to two years in prison.

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