by Channel 2 News staff
Saturday, February 13, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Sitka man was sentenced to 140 years in prison for the murders of four relatives.
Jason Abbott is convicted of murdering his grandparents, an aunt and uncle, and the attempted murder of another aunt in March 2008.
Prosecutors and Abbott reached a plea agreement. He was found guilty but mentally ill in two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault.
Abbott is accused of stabbing his relatives in their home with a hunting knife. He told the court he suffered from delusions which he says made him commit the crimes.