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Ex-Con Sentenced To 45-70 Years In Deaths Of Downriver Mother, Son

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - An ex-convict who was living with a woman and her young son in metro Detroit has been sentenced in their deaths.

Judge Thomas Cameron gave Antoine Beck 45 to 70 years in prison, telling him "I think that you are completely empty inside," according to a WXYZ-TV report.

Beck pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of second-degree murder.

The bodies of 28-year-old Courtney Durr and 10-year-old Sumari Das were found in June at La Colonnade Apartments in Southgate. According to court documents, Beck strangled Das, then tied up and killed Durr. Police found Das in a back bedroom, while Durr was found strangled in the living room, with her hands bound and her throat slit.

Police say Beck confessed to the crimes and expressed no remorse after the deaths.

Beck's criminal record includes armed robbery and a decade in prison. Shortly after his release, police say he began a relationship with Durr. The killings happened just months later.

Beck was initially charged with two counts of first-degree murder, larceny and unlawful driving away of an automobile.

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