Alabama man Jason Loveday, 34, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty on Friday to murdering his aunt and boyfriend.
The Alabama man who beat his aunt's boyfriend to death for mistreating her and then beheaded her for being a witness has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Jason Alexander Loveday, 34, narrowly avoided the death penalty after reaching an agreement with prosecutors who agreed to lower their charges of capital murder, which are punishable by death, to murder if pleaded guilty.
He pleaded guilty in court Friday and received two life sentences for murdering his aunt Sharon Morrell, 50, and his boyfriend Christopher Ryer, 31, according to AL.com.
In his sentence he remained calm and calm and answered "Yes, ma'am" when asked if he understood his rights.
& # 39; This was a tragic case. We appreciate that the state understands the psychological factors involved in the case and considering the problems that Jason had, "said Huntsville attorney Patrick Tuten, who represented Loveday.
He was sentenced to two life sentences for murdering his aunt Sharon Morrell, 50, (left) and her boyfriend Christopher Ryer, 31, (right) on June 9, 2016.
The murders took place in the mobile home where the three lived together in Madison County, Alabama. The mobile home where murders occurred in the photo above
His lawyers did not provide details about Loveday's psychological status.
"It would have been horrible (judgment) to live, it is a horrible case, and we are happy that the case has been resolved by a just sentence," said Madison County Chief Prosecutor Tim Gann.
The horrific murders took place on June 9, 2016 in the mobile home where the three lived in Madison County.
Loveday told investigators that he had killed Ryer because he was tired of the way he mistreated his aunt.
He hit him with a pipe and cut his throat. Then he turned to his aunt because she was a witness to the murder, and he hit her and cut off her head.
He was arrested shortly after the murder on June 9, 2016 and held in the Madison County Jail without bail, pictured in 2016.
He narrowly avoided the death penalty after signing a plea agreement with prosecutors who agreed to lower their charges of capital murder, in the image above in 2016
Loveday was arrested on the same day as the homicides and since then has not been held in the Madison County jail.
Investigator Melissa Webster said after the murder that Loveday approached a man outside a hairdressing salon. Still covered in blood, Loveday told the man he was involved in a double murder and asked him to call 911.
She said Loveday told her that she heard voices and that she was told what to do with her aunt's remains, according to AL.com.
It was also discovered that Loveday had suffered multiple dog bites from the two pitbulls of his aunt who tried to stop his attack.
The investigator added that a local teenager found Loveday in the forest covered in blood and beating his chest shouting "I am a warrior" shortly after the murders. The teenager, who was riding in his four-wheeler, hurried home and told his parents that they had called the police.