UPDATE: Three convicted in Upatoi triple murder sentenced

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 3:00 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2018 at 2:40 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Three men convicted in the Upatoi triple murders have been sentenced.

Rufus Burks, the only suspect to stand trial, was found guilty of five of the 10 charges against him.

Raheem Gibson and Javarceay Tapley pleaded guilty to their charges in the 2016 deaths of Gloria Short, her son Caleb Short, and granddaughter Gianna Lindsey. All three will face a judge for sentencing at 9 a.m.

Tapley has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Burks has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for kidnapping and burglary, 20 years with 15 years to serve for burglary, and two ten year sentences for theft charges.

Gibson was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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