A judge in Montana sentenced a 41-year-old man to 300-years in prison, Robert James LeCou has been convicted of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her husband in a small south-central Montana town.
Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon revealed that District Court Judge Blair Jones sentenced the man to 300 years in prison on Friday to three consecutive 100-year terms for the April 2016 deaths of 54-year-old Karen Hill-LeCou; 72-year-old Sharon Hill-Lamb and 76-year-old Lloyd Lamb in Belfry.
The bodies of the victims were discovered on April 7, 2016, after a neighbor grew suspicious about a lack of activity at the house. However, it is believed that they were shot two days earlier. LeCou was arrested in Washington state.
According to court records, LeCou and his wife had moved in with the older couple about six months earlier to help care for Lamb. It’s actually not the first time that LeCou has been convicted, he served 10 years in prison for his role in the 1999 beating death of a homeless man in Fort Worth, Texas.
Judge Jones “called it one of the most unbelievably vile and unbelievably horrifying offenses he’d seen,” Nixon told the Billings Gazette . “The worst homicide he had ever had the chance to be involved with.”
LeCou was convicted in June of three counts of deliberate homicide. He didn’t testify at trial.
Court records reveal that LeCou and his wife had moved in with the older couple in the small agricultural community of Belfrey near the Wyoming border about six months before the April 2016 slayings.
LeCou was arrested in Washington state several days after the killings. The three victims had suffered gunshot wounds. LeCou was paroled from a Texas prison in 2009 after serving a 10-year sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.