Casey Ledbetter gets life sentence for Idalou murder - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Casey Ledbetter gets life sentence for Idalou murder

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A man accused of killing a mother and son near Idalou last year will spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.

Casey Ledbetter pleaded guilty to capital murder Monday morning. Investigators say Ledbetter and his wife Meredith killed Joanie Parker and her son Derek Hale.

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said the victim's family has forgiven the Ledbetters.

"No one is cheering or having a good time today," said Powell. "The family, they were not really in favor of the death penalty, either part of the family, and so we do think it was justice today."

Meredith Ledbetter pleaded guilty last month. She will also spend life in prison.

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