Brice Rivenburgh is headed to prison for at least the next 45 years.

The 28-year-old Rivenburgh pleaded guilty last month in the murders of former girlfriend Jessica McCormack and her mother, Tammy. Prosecutors say Rivenburgh set fire to the McCormick home after strangling the two women back in early April.

Relatives of the two victims filled the courtroom.  Son and brother Brad McCormack told the court "emotionally, it will never go away."

Rivenburgh apologized several times before Judge Karen Drago imposed the maximum sentence.