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Seattle man who killed his beloved beer partner is sentenced to 66 years in prison

A Seattle-area man who killed the owners of a popular brewery last year was sentenced Wednesday to 66 years in prison.

Shaun Rose, 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the murders of Steven and Mina Shultz in August 2022, the Kitsap Sun reported.

“My client is going to die in prison,” said Rose’s defense attorney, Tom Weaver.

The Shulzes, both 51, owned E2W Brewing, which they described as a “small craft brewery creating beer brewed by beer lovers for beer lovers.”

On August 18, 2022, the couple was found dead at their home in Olalla, across Puget Sound from Seattle. Police said someone broke into the home, fatally shot Steven and Mina, then dumped their bodies in trash cans.

Rose was quickly identified as a suspect and arrested three days later after a manhunt. Rose’s attorney said her client committed the horrific crime while he was high on fentanyl.

At Wednesday’s hearing, Shulze’s daughter spoke about the trauma of finding her parents dead and her home destroyed, according to The Sun. She said that she had been diagnosed with PTSD.

“I lie awake, haunted by thoughts of what my parents went through in their final moments, how much pain and suffering they must have felt when Shaun Rose violated their safety, their home, their bodies,” she said. “I think about how my father, in his last moments, did everything he could to protect his wife, but Shaun murdered them both and ransacked his home.”

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