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Francis Weaver sentenced to life in prison

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Jail booking photos of Francis Weaver over the years. Jail booking photos of Francis Weaver over the years.

Francis Weaver was sentenced Friday morning to life in prison, with a minimum of 25 years before being eligible for parole.

Weaver, 33, was arrested in connection to the shooting death of 43-year-old Edward Spangler in Canby in February, 2014.

A jury convicted him Wednesday on charges of murder with a firearm, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

In a jailhouse interview with FOX 12 last month, Francis Weaver admitted that he and others planned to stage a car break-in and steal Spangler's suitcase full of marijuana.

Ward Weaver, Francis’ stepfather, was convicted of kidnapping, killing and burying Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond, who were 12 and 13 years old, near their Oregon City home in 2002.

Francis Weaver believes his family history made him a target of law enforcement, even though he turned his father in to police years ago.

“Not everybody knows, you know, that I cooperated with the FBI and helped lead to his arrest and eventual conviction," Francis Weaver said last month from the Clackamas County Jail.

The three other suspects in the case reached plea agreements.

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