SAN JOSE — Showing no emotion, a Hanford man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole for having his millionaire parents killed.
Kevin Yocum, 21, appeared to be unmoved during the proceedings, but Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge William Fernandez said he cried for Yocum's parents after the trial ended.
Yocum was accused of promising part of his inheritance to three friends to kill Ray and Gayle Yocum, a prominent Kings County farm couple who were shot to death in the den of their home on Dec. 20, 1983.
An accomplice, Mark Lawson, 20, also was sentenced Friday under a plea-bargain committing him to the California Youth Authority until he turns 25. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder as one of the gunmen and testified against Yocum at his retrial.