Man Sentenced For Killing Parents

A northern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murdering his parents learned his sentence in court today.

A Grant County judge sentenced Russell Bramlage to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. The sentence was part of a plea deal.

Bramlage admitted to killing his parents, Lynda and Terry Bramlage, inside their Williamstown home back in November of 2007. In a taped confession, Bramlage told police he just snapped.

Investigators say the couple had been dead for a couple of days, before their bodies were found.

Wednesday in court, Bramlage didn't offer any reason as to why he committed the murder.

"There is stuff I want to say, but I don't want to say it in open court. And people who need to hear it will," said Bramlage.

Many family members were on hand for the final phase of this case. Bramlage's uncle says if the 23-year old can turn his life around in jail, then he will support him when he becomes eligible for parole.

"That's something that's between us and him. We've all spent time with him, and that's private," said Bill Schile.

Bramlage also has a court date for charges stemming from an incident in Boone County. After that case is resolved, he'll begin serving his life sentence for the murder of his parents.

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