RIVERTON — A 24-year-old man charged in connection with the slayings and robbery of a Hudson couple has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.
Ryan Blake Hanway struck a deal with prosecutors in November and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Two first-degree murder charges were dismissed.
Hanway, who was sentenced Thursday, was one of five people charged in the slayings of 42-year-old Eric Clinton Likes and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Elva Charlotte Quiver, in Likes' home in November 2011. Investigators say the home was set on fire two days later to cover up the crime.
Hanway was accused of helping the group scope out the scene before the murders, but his attorney says his client didn't participate in the crimes.