UPDATE: Grube Double Homicide Sentence

Published 08/20 2014 01:43PM

Updated 08/20 2014 02:50PM

Earlier this month, Bryant Rhoades, one of the men who was facing the death penalty in this case, negotiated an Alford Plea, which allowed the court to find hijm guilty, but he did not have to admit guilt and by taking the plea deal, Rhoades avoided the death penalty.

He is now serving life behind bars without parole.

The Mercer County Court held the sentencing of the other man responsible for the double homicide as WFFT's Rohma Siddiqui was in the Buckeye State and has more...

"Today, all I want is for everybody to know I'm sorry for what I've done."

Emotions ran high as the second man responsible for the murders of Robert and Colleen Grube back in November 2011 was sentenced Tuesday afternoon.

"Although Sanders was a minor at the time of the crime and was not eligible for the death penalty, he did receive a life without parole sentencing."

Bernice Allen, sister of Robert and aunt of Colleen Grube, says some things in life are completely unforgivable.

"I have no forgiveness for Trevin Sanders."

She says, life in prison without the possibility of parole would only be a start for Sanders and now, Sanders will be spending the rest of his life behind bars for the two counts of murder he was found guilty of.

"I hope everytime he closes his eyes, he's haunted by their cries."

Adrian Grube, son of Robert Grube and brother of Colleen Grube described how his family members were brutally murdered in the small town of Fort Recovery, Ohio.

"He walked up into my father and sister's home, tied them up, and shot them."

Robert Grube, a former Navy Veteran had 6 children and 12 grandchildren.  At the time of murder, Robert was confined to a wheelchair due to a stroke in 2005.  He lived with his daughter Colleen.

"An elderly man in a wheelchair and a 47 year old defenseless woman."

Bryant Rhoades, the other man behind the homicide, was sentenced earlier this month to the death penalty.  However, he will be serving life behind bars without parole, just like Sanders, due to the Alford Plea deal he made.

The Alford Plea method allows the dependent to maintain his innocence while admitting the state has sufficient evidence for a conviction.

"I never again will get to hug by dad or my sister, never get to tell them I love them."

Jennifer Coffey in Fort Recovery, Ohio thinks the judge made the right decision.

"I think it's a shame he didn't get the death penalty."

The court did not find the remorse Trevin Sanders has shown at the sentencing to be genuine.  Sanders does have a right to appeal the court's decision if he wishes to do so.

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