Christopher Endicott Sentenced for Murder in Metcalfe County Circuit Court

By: Lauren Forsythe Email
By: Lauren Forsythe Email

A Metcalfe County teen has been sentenced for murdering his relatives in 2011.

Christopher Endicott, 16, was sentenced to forty years in prison for the murders of Barbara and Gary Holloway, and the outcome wasn't expected from either side.

In March of 2011, family members found Barbara and Gary Holloway shot to death in their bed.

Christopher Endicott had been living with the couple, but went missing after their deaths.

Police say Endicott killed the Holloway's after they forbade him to bring his girlfriend in their house.

The day after he went missing, he was charged with the murder of his relatives.

This past October he pleaded guilty, and today he learned his fate.

"He chose to kill my family," said Barbara's sister, Ruby Whitehead.

"I am here today and I am begging this court to please consider probation," said defense attorney, Charles Bates.

Christopher Endicott's attorney pleaded to the judge asking for Endicott to be admitted into a rehabilitation program.

"His mother took him to his father paid him $40 to babysit and did not see him again for two years," Bates said in court.

The defense argued that it was Endicott's troubled past, and underlying physiological issues that made him commit such a violent crime.

"If he walks, that's like saying it's okay to kill somebody because we had a rough childhood," said Stephanie Vaughn in court.

Vaughn is Barbara and Gary's niece.

She was also raised by them.

"For his attorney to ask for probation just blew our mind. And then I was scared to death that the judge would go along with it," Whitehead said.

Christopher Endicott has been sentenced to twenty years in prison for murdering his relatives, 10 years for robbery, 5 years for evading police and 5 years for tampering with evidence.

"All of us wanted him to have life, but in reality we know that's not going to happen," Whitehead said.

"We were hoping for a different decision today from the judge. Still, this decision comes after a long two years for everyone," Bates said in a statement after the sentencing.

Endicott's sentencing will be re-evaluated in February of 2014, after he turns 18.

Endicott is getting nearly two year's credit, for the time he's already spent in jail.

He's been locked up since March 23, 2011.

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