DETROIT - A man who pled guilty in connection with the kidnapping and murder of two Hamtramck women in February was sentenced to 20-to-35 years in prison Friday.
Miguel Rodriguez plead guilty to second degree murder in connection with the deaths of Abreeya Brown and Ashley Conaway.
Police said Brown and Conaway were forced at gunpoint from the home and put into a trunk of a car in late February. Family members say the received a text message from one of the girls saying they were in the trunk and they indicated who was abducting them. Their bodies were discovered in March in shallow graves in a Detroit park. They had been bound and shot in the head. Authorities say the women may have been targeted for telling police about an earlier shooting.
Earlier this week two juries convicted four men of murdering the two women. One jury convicted Reginald Brown and cousin Jeremy Brown, and the other convicted Brandon Cain and Brian Lee.
All but Lee face mandatory penalties of life in prison without possibility of parole for first-degree murder at their sentencing Dec. 21. Lee faces up to life for second-degree murder.
-Where Brown and Conaway's bodies were found
--Brandon Cain and Brian Lee