GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two people during a botched drug deal.
An Alachua County judge sentenced 33-year-old Mitch Conan Smith on Monday to two life sentences after he pleaded no contest to the two murders. Smith received an additional 15 years for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Authorities found the bodies of Sharon Norman and Anthony Hall, both 37, in November 2010 along a seldom-used roadway. Norman was in the driver's seat of a car, along with a bag of powder cocaine. Hall was found nearby with $130 in his hand.
Authorities used cell phone records and acquaintances of the victims to connect the killings to Smith, who was shot and wounded during his arrest.
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