50-year term for killing parents at Dallas farm

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DALLAS, Ore. (AP) -- A 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to aggravated murder for killing his parents was sentenced Monday in Dallas to at least 50 years in prison.

Andrew Jondle pleaded guilty in July in a deal with the Polk County district attorney who had earlier sought the death penalty.

Jondle's girlfriend, 48-year-old Cindy Lou Beck, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. She pleaded no contest to conspiracy.

David and Marilyn Jondle were found beaten to death in August 2010 at their farm near Dallas where they raised free-range cattle and chickens.

KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/qm0IcL ) prosecutors say they were killed because the son expected to inherit the 200-acre farm.

Beck persuaded Jondle to kill his parents by pretending to receive messages from animal or tree spirits.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/