Man gets life sentence for the deaths of two Antlers sisters

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PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - It was an emotional moment for the Trotter family when a jury recommended two life sentences for Shawn Jones.

"I am so relieved, that my daughters are finally going to get a little justice for what happened to them," Jauquetta Trotter said.

It was difficult for Jauquetta Trotter to hold back the tears after learning that the man responsible for the death of her two daughters would be spending the rest of his life in prison.

Shawn Thomas Jones, 35, was convicted on two counts of second degree murder for the deaths of Brooke and Becky Trotter in 2016 after a drunk driving crash.

Jones's sister Danielle says it was a terrible tragedy.

"It was a real fluke accident, I feel bad for the other people, I pray for them every day," Danielle said.

"It just wasn't fair that they should be gone so soon,"Trotter said.

The trial lasted three days and a jury took about two and half hours to deliberate.

Trotter says her family can finally put their minds at ease.

"I know it'll be good that we don't have to be worried about him being out there killing someone else," She said.

But Danielle says she'll have a hard time coping with her brother's life sentence.

"That's a long long time for a very young man, but you know two people are dead," She said, you know so they gotta put the blame somewhere."

As for Trotter, she says nothing will bring her daughters back, and that's what hurts the most.

"I don't know if it'll make me get over losing my girls but it will make me sleep a little better knowing that he is getting something for what he did," Trotter said.

Sentencing is set for December 20.