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McCollough gets life in prison without parole

A Newton County jury sentenced Brawny Jarvis McCollough to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday.

McCollough, 35, was convicted of murdering his father and great-aunt earlier this week. The bodies of 56-year-old wheel-chair bound Donald McCollough and 66-year-old Peggy Molden were discovered on Feb. 7, 2012.

Newton County emergency medical personnel and sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for help from a medical alert device inside Covington home on Tempie Lane. 

District Attorney Layla Zon had sought the death penalty in the case, which was heard before Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton.