Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Parents, Brother Over Webcam Model

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
August 13, 2019USshare
Man Gets Life in Prison for Killing Parents, Brother Over Webcam Model
Grant Amato was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after authorities said he killed his brother and parents. (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

CHULUOTA, Fla.—A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his parents and brother because he was angry they cut off his relationship with a model he met on an adult website, prosecutors said.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 12 jurors did not unanimously choose the death penalty for Grant Amato on Monday, Aug. 12, which means he automatically received a life sentence. The same panel previously found Amato guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the January slayings.

Seminole County deputies said Amato had stolen $60,000 and guns from his brother to talk to a Bulgarian woman he met online. Investigators said Grant also stole $150,000 from his father, including a loan taken out on his parents’ house.

Authorities said Amato sent the woman over $200,000 in a three-month period.

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