Two men accused of taking part in the West Campus murders of two University of Texas graduates have been sentenced to prison.
According to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman, Samuel Hadden Gifford, 20, pleaded guilty to Friday to helping plan, cover up, and drive the getaway car. The Statesman also reports Roy Renick pleaded guilty to murder.
Gifford and Renick are the second and third people to be convicted in the murders of 21-year-old John Goosey and 22-year-old Stacy Barnett, who were found shot in their apartment in July of 2009. Renick helped plan the murders and designed a homemade silencer used by James Richard "Ricky" Thompson, who fatally shot Goosey and Barnett.
Last August, Thompson received a life sentence after pleading guilty to shooting the couple in order to erase debt owed to Goosey, his marijuana supplier.
Friday Gifford was sentenced to 50 years in prison, and Renick was sentenced to 35 years.