CANTERBURY, N.Y. — The man accused of killing his parents in a candy store was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for killing his father in the store in November.
In a sentencing memorandum, New Castle County District Attorney Joseph DiGenova said Anthony James Cadell was a violent and manipulative individual who preyed on others with his violent actions.
Cadella’s crime spree included stabbing his parents to death and raping and strangling his girlfriend.
He also was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s daughter, who was also a victim of his crimes.
“Cadell preyed upon his victims with his violence,” DiGenavas memo said.
“His sadistic and depraved mind caused him to kill his parents.”
Cadella, 28, has pleaded not guilty.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced on May 18.
A judge set a hearing for June 12 for the sentencing.
Cagell’s attorney, Michael McBride, told reporters the father was an avid reader who was a devout Catholic.