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Causor's family and friends address Sanchez at sentencing

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Yakima, WA -  A judge offers no mercy for Jose Sanchez Junior.     

Sanchez gets life in prison without parole for a gang related shooting that left a father and his young daughter dead.     

It took about two hours before the sentencing could even get started.

Defense attorneys made a last ditch attempt to get a mistrial, but the judge denied the motions.

Family and friends have waited three years for Jose Sanchez Junior to be brought to justice for the execution style shooting deaths of 21-year-old Ricky Causor and his three-year-old daughter Mya.

Tears filled the courtroom when family members finally got the chance to address their killer in court.     

Sanchez waved his right to speak.      

"Now I don't have the chance to marry my first true love," Causor's girlfriend, Michelle Kublick, told Sanchez in court, "Now I don't have the chance to see my daughter's first day at school...  All because you had to be selfish.

Sanchez was sentenced on seven counts.

He received two life sentences for the murders and 7 years behind bars for other related counts.     

He'll be handed over to the Washington State Correctional Facility.

Confessed accomplice Mario Mendez still awaits his sentencing.     

He testified during the trial that Sanchez was the triggerman in the murders.