Tucson pair sentenced for roles in brutal double homicide - Tucson News Now

Tucson pair sentenced for roles in brutal double homicide

Mary Louise and Erskin Fulgham were stabbed to death on July 24, 2013. (Source: Tucson News Now) Mary Louise and Erskin Fulgham were stabbed to death on July 24, 2013. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Christopher Edward Terry (Source: Tucson Police Department) Christopher Edward Terry (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Brianna Harding (Source: Tucson Police Department) Brianna Harding (Source: Tucson Police Department)
Kyle Austin Drattlo (Source: Tucson Police Department) Kyle Austin Drattlo (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two of three suspects in a 2013 double homicide were sentenced to prison on Monday.

Christopher Edward Terry, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in June for his role in the brutal killings of Erskin and Mary Louise Fulgham on July 24, 2013. He was given two consecutive life sentences.

23-year-old Brianna Harding, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, was sentenced shortly after Terry. She was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible to apply for parole after 25 years.

The third suspect, 23-year-old Kyle Austin Drattlo is the Fulghams' grandson and has not entered a plea. His trial is scheduled for August 2016.

Police said the three were involved in the stabbing deaths of the Fulghams before stealing $150 and the couple's car.  The trio was captured by police as they were driving through Nevada.

Mike Fulgham, the elderly couple's son, said not being able to call his mother anymore is the hardest part for him. 

“I’d call my mom 10 times a day," Fulgham said. "And now I can’t call her.”

Fulgham said he has been through a lot since he first learned about his parents' murder more than two years ago, but in court on Monday, he didn't give Terry or Harding a second look. 

“They can do whatever they want to, we know who they are and what they are," he said. 

The two will spend decades behind bars, if not the rest of their lives, but Fulgham said even if the death penalty was an option, the victims' families wouldn't want it anyways. 

“For one thing, I don’t believe in it. And the other is that I don’t think my mother would’ve wanted it," Fulgham said. 

The third suspect, Kyle Drattlo, is set for trial next year. That trial will go on unless he takes a plea deal as well.

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