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Ordway sentenced to at least 20 years in prison
HASTINGS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After several delays, Harold Ordway has received his punishment after confessing to killing his two roommates, Paul Atchley and Michael Vanbuskirk.
It was an emotional day in court as Ordway was sentenced to 20 to 50 years.
As part of a plea agreement, Ordway was only charged in Atchley's death.
But some of Vanbuskirks family were in court because they wouldn't get a chance to speak otherwise.
They broke down crying as the sentence was read.
The judge called Ordway a violent offender.
The defense says Ordway has mental health issues and believes he could be rehabbed if he was ever released from prison.