Bradley Gillespie, 43, of Defiance heard his sentencing for his part in the murders of former Montpelier graduate Hannah Fischer and her boyfriend, Frank Tracey Jr., in a Paulding County courtroom on Monday, October 31, 2016.
The bodies of Fischer and Tracey were both found, several days and several miles apart, in February, 2016. The investigation quickly led authorities to Gillespie, who has maintained his innocence since his arrest. A grand jury did not agree, and he was convicted on two counts of murder.
Gillespie has been sentenced to two consecutive 15 to life prison terms as well as a mandatory two years for gun specifications. His time will be served through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and he was given credit for time served since his arrest.
Gillespie continued to maintain his innocence throughout the sentencing and says that he will appeal the verdict.
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