A teen killer who spent 20 years on Florida’s Death Row in the killing of Miami newlyweds received two new life sentences Monday.
But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson, while resentencing Cleo LeCroy to consecutive terms of life in prison, said the felon will have a special hearing on his bid for freedom.
“Everyone needs to understand this matter is not over,” Johnson said, advising relatives of murder victims John and Gail Hardeman.
John Hardeman’s youngest son, Matthew, later told reporters his family continues to lack closure 37 years after the killings.
“Although we feel the sentencing is appropriate, we feel no one wins,” said Hardeman, 40. “What the family expected to be finite sentencing has continued to be revisited and made it impossible to heal.”