Paradise Valley murder case: Man gets 2 life sentences

One of the suspects involved in the murder of a prominent Paradise Valley couple learned how much time he'll spend behind bars on Friday.
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It was a gruesome murder in one of the valley's most exclusive neighborhoods. Glena and Lawrence Shapiro were shot inside their Paradise Valley home during a robbery, the victims were then set on fire.
 
There were several arrests made in the case, but only two people were charged with murder. One of the suspects was sentenced Friday for his role in their deaths.
 
The murders stunned the community. Lawrence was a longtime gastroenterologist; Glenna a director of the Arizona Kidney Foundation.

Prosecutors say Barry Hassell drove the main suspect, Michael Crane, to Glen and Lawrence Shapiro's home back in 2012 to help him kill and rob the couple.

Crane was found guilty on several charges, including first degree murder.

Hassell was sentenced to two life sentences with the possibility of release after 25 years. The sentences run concurrently.

Hassell also received an additional 15 years for conspiring to commit a burglary.


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