Former chef gets life sentence for killing 2 retirement community co-workers

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Frank Staton
Frank Staton

A former chef who killed two of his co-workers in March at an Ohio retirement community received a sentence of 66 years to life in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to the crimes, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

Frank Staton, 56, entered guilty pleas for eight counts of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault in the shooting deaths of Terri Treadway and Catherine Sutter. The victims, both 58, were housekeepers at Hamlet Village in Chagrin Falls, OH, a village approximately 25 miles southeast of Cleveland. Staton lived with Treadway.

Staton shot the women multiple times March 24 while they were at work, and they were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the county prosecutor's office. The sentence means that Staton won't be eligible for parole until 2082, when he would be 122 years old.

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