PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man convicted of murdering his mother and stepfather and dismembering their bodies was back in court for sentencing Tuesday morning.
Frederick Harris III walked quietly to the courtroom to learn his fate and showed no emotion of any kind. The judge offered him an opportunity to speak and he said nothing.READ MORE: CDC Issues Eviction Ban On Areas With 'Substantial Or High' Transmission Of COVID-19
He was sentenced to two consecutive life terms with no chance of parole.
No other family members were present for the sentencing.
Harris’ attorney told the court his biological father just had knee surgery and could not make it.
The assistant district attorney told the court Harris’ sister felt it would be too upsetting to be present and she will never be able to get over what he did.READ MORE: Shower Standards: How Often Should People Shower In Order To Keep Themselves Clean?
In September, Harris was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of abuse of a corpse.
It took the jury, which was made up of six men and six women, about two hours to reach their decision.
Harris did not testify during his trial and showed no emotion when the jury announced their verdict.
In December of 2014, Harris was arrested at a home on Suncrest Drive in Penn Hills.
According to investigators, seven garbage cans were found in the basement with remains of Olivia and Lamar Gilbert inside.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Temperatures Slowly Begin To Rise Starting On Wednesday