A Helena man convicted in the double homicide of a Helena Valley couple in 2018 was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday.
Kyle Hamm is one of three men convicted in the slaying of Charla Rae Taylor, 64, and David Muncie Taylor, 61, who died in their home of multiple blunt-force and sharp force injuries. The couple's son Kaleb Taylor pleaded guilty to two counts of deliberate homicide in July 2018 and was sentenced to life in the Montana State Prison in March 2019. A third defendant, Journey Ryder Wienke, was also convicted last year and awaits sentencing.
Hamm previously told authorities the three suspects drove to the victims' home together on the night they died. He said he stayed in the truck with the door open as Kaleb Taylor and Wienke went inside.
Hamm was charged under a Montana law that says a person who is "legally accountable" for a robbery, assault with a weapon or other forcible felony that causes the death of another person is guilty of deliberate homicide.
District Court Judge Mike Menehan sentenced Hamm to 80 years in the Montana State Prison Monday for each homicide with the sentences to run concurrently. Hamm received additional sentences of 10 years for criminal endangerment and five years for criminal possession of dangerous drugs, also running concurrently. He received credit for two years of time served.
Under Montana law, Hamm will be eligible for parole in 20 years.
This story will be updated.