TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa County judge has sentenced a man convicted of murdering two children and wounding another to life in prison without parole.
Joshua Muller had asked to receive the death penalty and on Friday he told District Judge Clancy Smith he would kill somebody else. Muller told the judge he would send him a letter when he did.
Smith said granting Muller's request would be akin to "state-ordered suicide."
Prosecutors also asked for the death penalty for Muller, who pleaded guilty to killing 16-year-old Derriko Ross and 12-year-old Leah Harris-Fuqua on July 22, 2007, after a dispute about a stolen wallet.
Muller also shot 12-year-old Sheridan Rand, who survived.
Smith gave Muller two consecutive life-without-parole sentences, which would be followed by a life prison term with the possibility of parole.