Soldier sentenced to 7 life terms for killing wife, officer

An Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie police officer has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms

MANASSAS, Va. -- An Army staff sergeant convicted of fatally shooting his wife and a rookie Virginia police officer has been sentenced to seven consecutive life terms.

News outlets report that Ronald Hamilton was formally sentenced Thursday in the 2016 killings of Officer Ashley Guindon and his wife, Crystal Hamilton.

A jury spared Hamilton's life in October when it deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty.

During the sentencing hearing, Guindon's mother called Hamilton a "vicious, cold-blooded, heartless killer."

Hamilton wiped tears from his face during the hearing.