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Ricky Langley sentenced to life in prison

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Convicted child killer Ricky Langley was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday morning.

Langley was sentenced before noon to life behind bars with hard labor. The defense was given two years to appeal the sentence.

"It felt good to look him in the eyes and tell him that I don't forgive him. And, I hope he one day shows some remorse and asks for forgiveness for what he did. He has never done that. I pray that this is over because our family needs to have some peace," said Melisa Guillory, Jeremy Guillory's cousin.

In 1992 Ricky Langley killed six year old Jeremy Guillory, and days later he confessed to the murder on tape to police. You might assume that this would be an open and shut case. But that was not the case at all. Two previous trials were overturned by the third circuit court of appeals for different technicalities. But seventeen years later the district attorney's office believes Langley's life sentence will stick.

"I think it is time. Our parish has housed this man for years and years and years, for a crime that he has committed in 1992. He should be a DOC prisoner, he should go to DOC facilities. We don't want him here, quite frankly," said Cynthia Killingsworth with the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office.

Jeremy Guillory's family has been through a lot over the past seventeen years, and now they would like to say thanks.

"I would like to say thank you to anyone who helped out in the search for Jeremy, anyone who ever spent ant time or money on the case. I would like to say thanks to the police and the DA. I am glad that it is over with. Now our family can get some peace," said Melisa Guillory.

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