Published: Dec 27, 2011 5:58 PM EST
Updated: Dec 27, 2011 10:54 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Stephen Moretto has been handed two consecutive life sentences Tuesday for stabbing two people to death and burying them in a San Carlos home.

Deputies found 70-year-old Janice Bianchi and Jason Erichowsky buried in a shallow grave under tarp.

Family was in the courtroom asking a judge to sentence Moretto to the maximum.