An Akron man, who avoided a potential death sentence, was sentenced Wednesday to more than 62 years in prison.
Bryan Giles, 20, was given a life sentence and is not eligible for parole until serving 62 years and six months in prison.
He was sentenced in Summit County Common Pleas Court by Judge Alison McCarty.
A jury last month convicted Giles of aggravated murder, attempted murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery.
Giles was convicted of shooting and killing his cousin, Jarrell Cunningham, 27, and wounding Terrell Patterson, 21, during a break-in last year.
Jurors returned to court last week to consider a sentence. The panel opted against a death sentence and recommended the sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility in 30 years.
McCarty added the additional years from the lesser counts.
Giles was found guilty last month in the Feb. 5, 2013, shooting on Madison Avenue in Akron. Cunningham died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Patterson was shot twice in the head but survived.
Police say Giles broke inside his cousin’s home, shot the men and stole cash and marijuana before fleeing.
Giles confessed to the crimes less than a week after the shootings while being questioned by Akron detectives, police said.