ALBANY, Ore. – Brenton Wade Richmond of Lebanon will spend 50 years to life in prison for the murders of his former girlfriend and the man she was seeing at the time.
Thursday’s sentence followed three days of emotional testimony by family members as well as experts in Linn County Circuit Court.
A Linn County judge ordered Richmond to serve 25 years to life in prison on each of two counts of second-degree murder with the sentences to be served consecutively.
Tammy Hopper and Erik Jacobs were killed in Hopper’s home on Feb. 7, 2019. Their bodies were found two days after they were killed, the same day that Richmond was arrested at the Mexican border in San Diego.
Richmond, 50, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of second-degree murder.
Prosecutors wanted Richmond to receive two life sentences with a minimum of 25 years each, served one after the other. The defendant’s lawyers asked for a shorter sentence.