A western Montana man who admits he killed his mom and the mother of his children after he was confronted about his drug use has been sentenced to three life terms.
Logan Dallas Christopher, 25, had pleaded guilty in May to killing 25-year-old Marisa Wahl and his 47-year-old mother, Tiffanie Greenslade, according to the Ravalli Republic.
Wahl and Greenslade were shot to death in a trailer on March 10 where Logan and Wahl lived with their two young children. The children are now in the care of their grandfather, Noe Christopher — who was also shot by Logan but survived, the Associated Press reports.
In May, Logan had pleaded guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide, one count of attempted deliberate homicide, criminal endangerment, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to a previous report from KRTV.
The tragic killings were prompted when Greenslade and Wahl confronted him about his alleged use of illegal substances, an affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com stated. Later that evening, Logan armed himself and eventually shot his father in the arm — and killed Wahl and his mother.
The children were not harmed. Logan then proceeded to flee and lead police on a high-speed chase, before crashing his vehicle and getting taken into custody.
“Logan, the first thing I want to say to you and the court is that you have been loved from the time you were born,” grandmother Arlene Greenslade said at the 25-year-old's hearing Wednesday. “You loved Marisa and you loved your mom. Due to your drugs, you took their lives.”
She lamented that Logan didn't turn to her for help with his alleged drug use.
“If you asked for help, we would have given it to you. I’ve been told that until a drug-addicted person asks, there’s no help for them. It breaks my heart to see you here," she said, according to the Ravalli Republic.
Logan will not be eligible for parole until he turns 60, the Associated Press reports.
“I don’t think we’ll ever know what tripped him over the edge, whether it was a combination of anger, drug use or domestic stress. Whatever the trigger was, once he started with the killing of the mother of his children, nothing was going to stop him until his own life was put in danger," Ravalli County Attorney Bill Fulbright said of Logan's sentencing after the hearing.
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