Teen Who Killed Parents Over Cell Phone Sentenced To Prison

A Michigan teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his parents was sentenced this week.

Investigators say Marshall Sosby killed his parents for taking away his cell phone, then reported the deaths as a murder-suicide.

Marshall Sosby appeared calm as he walked into a Lenawee County courtroom Friday morning.

Four family members listened as the teen apologized for killing his parents.

"I would like to apologize to everyone I affected by what I have done," Sosby said. "I am very sorry for everything. I screwed up really badly and I wish I had never done it. If I could go back, I would never do it again. I am very sorry."

Sosby pleaded guilty late last year. Friday, he was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his mom and more than 30 years for killing his dad.

He will be in his 50s before he is eligible for parole.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 at 06:01 PM
    Funny how he's sorry now that he's been sentenced. What a waste of a human being.
  • by PRichard Location: Craven county on Jan 10, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    KAYLEIGH - U R 1 sick puppie I concur with others - grow up little girl.. He made his choice of action NOW, HE will pay the price
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 at 03:38 PM
    I think cell phones are good for people to have. Sometimes it can save lives. My son has a GPS system on his. So if he gets lost it will help him find where he is going. I am going to update mines too. If someone kidnapped me one night while I am walking to my car. Maybe the police can track me. I look at alot of CSI.
  • by private on Jan 10, 2010 at 03:08 PM
    oh my!!! Kayleigh, please do everyone that comes to this site a favor....NEVER WRITE ON HERE AGAIN if you can not talk like a normal human...trust me when you are around 24-28 years old you will realize that you have talked and spelled like a moron for so many years that you really dont know how to write or spell for years.....you should work on that...let us all know how it goes....and trust me when you get older you will find out a cell phone doesnt make the man....please get a high school diploma or equivalent GED
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    When i first read the title of this story i was like... dang! there really is a app for everything! but wow... i can't believe someone would do something that stupid...
  • by Beth Location: Craven County on Jan 10, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    To Neal: If you think Sissy's post is bad, you should read Kayleigh's!! By the way, what is this about "I guess it was written by a very young child or a woman."!! Do you think all women have a "lack of education"?
  • by Bozo Location: Gville on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    No cell phone . . . now no parents . . . and now a CELL home at taxpayers' expense. This kid does not deserve fifty years plus in jail. What he deserves is fifty seconds in front of a firing squad.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    just think folks, Miss Kayleigh is the generation that we are going to hand the keys to(figuratively of course), to run this country. Excuse me while I shiver; wow!I look forward to her first state of the union address...OMG ppl like we got no like jobs fo u dis yr luk lik,. . .well you get the idea anyway. peace out, Buzz-
  • by concerned Location: anywhere on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    To Kayleigh-- baby, learn how to spell and talk. All that short cut for texting is not going to make it in the real world. I REALLY feel sorry for you. You sound really ignorant and illiterate.
  • by Vance on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    I could see the wickedness coming from a little teenybopping girl ,but a guy mad over a phone.Man this country is falling faster than Iraq,Iran,Taliban,AlQuada could hope for us to.Only thing I can figure is he would not be able to talk to his boy friend.
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