Colorado man gets 96 years for killing 2 young siblings

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs man who stabbed his two young siblings to death has been sentenced to 96 years in prison.

The Gazette reports 22-year-old Malik Murphy was sentenced Friday for the October 2017 deaths of his 7-year-old brother, Noah, and his 5-year-old sister, Sophia.

Murphy pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and will serve two consecutive 48-year sentences, as well as a concurrent 16-year sentence for trying to kill his father by stabbing him in the neck. Murphy told police he planned to kill his entire family and bury them in the backyard. 

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