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Man who killed two women at Chagrin Falls assisted living facility gets 66 years to life in prison

Posted at 6:04 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 18:04:41-04

A Chardon man who murdered two women at an assisted living facility in Chagrin Falls earlier this year will spend 66 years to life in prison. 

According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Frank Staton pleaded guilty to a total of eight counts of aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault.

In March, Staton fatally shot Catherine Sutter and Terri Treadway before turning the gun on himself at the Hamlet Village assisted living facility. Staton was in a relationship with Treadway at the time of the shooting. 

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Both Sutter and Treadway were pronounced dead at the scene. Staton shot himself but survived. 

After statements from the family and friends of the victims, Judge Timothy McCormick asked Staton if he had an explanation about why he killed the two women. 

Staton replied "I don't have one," according to the prosecutor's office.