Posted at: 10/22/2013 9:10 AM
| Updated at: 10/22/2013 1:22 PM
By: WNYT Staff
File / WNYT
ROTTERDAM - A Rotterdam man, who confessed to killing his girlfriend and her mother, has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.
Brice Rivenburgh pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder in September.
The bodies of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jessica McCormack, and her mother 52-year-old Tammy McCormack were found in their Rotterdam home on April 10.
Police say both women were strangled. Rivenburgh was arrested shortly afterward.
Prosecutors say, he raped Jessica then set fire to her bed after returning to the home.