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3rd convict in Mich. couple’s death gets 20-23 years

Associated Press

Paw Paw — A 44-year-old state prisoner was sentenced to 20 to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder and admitting he set fire to a home to cover up the slayings of a southwest Michigan couple 13 years ago.

Timothy Andrews pleaded guilty last month in Van Buren County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in a plea deal for killing Carlin Noble, 66, and Roberta Noble, 57, in their home in Lawton, south of Grand Rapids.

Andrews originally was charged with first-degree murder. He’s been in prison since 2007, serving a 10- to 35-year sentence for perjury in the case.

A judge in Van Buren County Circuit Court in Paw Paw sentenced him Monday.

Ronald Spangler Jr. and Michelle Gogins are serving life without parole on first-degree murder convictions.