John Delling receives two life sentences

John Delling receives two life sentences
John Delling in Ada County court in July.
BOISE — John Delling has been sentenced to two life sentences for killing two Idahoans in 2007.

The sentencing came down Tuesday afternoon in Ada County court. Delling will have to serve the two life sentences without the possibility of parole.

The sentencing hearing began Tuesday for the 23-year-old man who shot and killed two men during a 6,500-mile murderous road trip across the West.

The concurrent life terms were handed down by 4th District Deborah Bail following nearly a day of testimony from medical experts and relatives of the victims.

Delling avoided the possibility of a death penalty when he agreed to plead guilty to second degree murder for the two killings.

John Delling pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the 2007 deaths of David Boss in Moscow and Bradley Morse in Boise. Authorities say he also shot and wounded a third man, Jacob Thompson, in Arizona.

Delling, Boss and Thompson were all former classmates at Timberline High School in Boise. Delling met Morse on a gaming Web site.

Delling has paranoid schizophrenia and his trial was delayed twice after he was found unfit to assist in his own defense.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.