Man Gets Life Without Parole In Double Slaying

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man convicted in the slayings of a Ghanian immigrant and his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to life without parole. 

Delford Barnes maintained his innocence during his sentencing hearing Monday. He said he regretted not testifying in his own defense and at one point turned to the relatives of his victims and professed his innocence. 

Barnes, 52, was convicted in September of two counts of first-degree murder and other offenses in the slayings of Seth Aidoo, 40, and Eunice Baah. Baah, 36, was shot in the head and Aidoo was stabbed dozens of times in January 2009 in the home they shared in an upscale Upper Marlboro neighborhood. 

Another man, Samuel Culley Jr., pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and testified against Barnes. 

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