Lynch Sentenced For Killing of Wife, Infant Daughter

A 22-year-old former soldier convicted of killing his wife and infant daughter will serve 80 years in prison.

Kip Lynch was sentenced Friday in the killing of his 19-year-old wife, Racquelle, and daughter, 8-month-old Kyirsta, in April 2010.

Prosecutors say the murders were pre-meditated and Lynch stood over his wife and daughter and fired additional rounds. But the defense argued Lynch was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lynch survived a suicide attempt but was badly injured.

The killings took place about two months after Lynch had returned from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

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