A Titusville man found guilty of killing two of his neighbors and seriously injuring a third was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in a Brevard County courtroom.
William Woodward was found guilty of murder in January of the 2012 slayings of Gary Hembree and Roger Picior.
He was sentenced to life in prison for those murders and 543 months in prison for injuring Bruce Timothy Blake.
There was a gasp and a clap in the courtroom as the verdict was read.
Woodward said he was just trying to protect his family because the victims had been threatening him for months.
Bruce Timothy Blake, who was shot 11 times but survived, said he was pleased with the decision.
"That's what it's supposed to be. You cannot wake up, kill two people, almost kill me, and say everything was (our fault)," he said.
A judge has denied a motion for a new trial.
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