Man gets max sentence for killing family

April 1, 2008 6:11:51 PM PDT
A man convicted of killing a family of five and setting their Hudson Valley house on fire last year has been sentenced to five consecutive life sentences. Charles Gilleo Jr. was found guilty last month of killing Manuel "Tony" Morey, Tina Morey and the couple's three sons in January 2007. Prosecutors say he and Mark Serrano went to the home to steal cocaine and cash from Tony Morey.

The two adults were shot, and the boys - 13-year-old Manuel, 10-year-old Adam and 6-year-old Ryan - were stabbed multiple times.

Gilleo was given the maximum sentences in Dutchess County Court Tuesday on each of 41 charges, including 20 counts of first-degree murder and 11 counts of second-degree murder.

Serrano was convicted in December and will be sentenced next week.