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Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering father and brother in west central Fresno

FRESNO, CA (KFSN) – The 19-year-old man who killed his father and brother in downtown Fresno last year was convicted.

On Monday, a court sentenced Robert Cotter to life in prison without parole for his crimes. Cotter was 18 at the time of the killings.

Back on May 17, 2021, Fresno police found 53-year-old Patrick Cotter shot dead in a caravan outside McKinley and Pleasant Avenue inside Villa Fresno Mobile Home Park.

Police also found 15-year-old Brian Cotter suffering from a gunshot wound inside the home.

Initially, Robert said his brother shot their dad and then shot himself.

The investigation continued and it was found that Robert’s statements were inconsistent with the evidence found. Investigators say Robert revealed his plan to kill his father and brother and confessed to the killings.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The above video is from a previous show and will be updated.

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