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Joe Hambel Sentenced To 121 Years In Double Murder
Updated December 4, 2017 8:17 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Joe Hambel

(SALEM) - Joe Hambel was sentenced to 121 years Friday for the murders of two Salem residents.

Hambel, of Salem, was convicted of two counts of murder, two counts of felony murder and misdemeanor criminal trespass.

Hambel was found guilty by a jury of breaking into a home in the 300 block of West Small Street, shooting and killing 36-year-old Joseph Hobson and his cousin, 37-year-old Valerie Dicus, with a .32 caliber handgun.

After the murders, Hambel told police that 'he just took care of one of Washington County's biggest drug problems.

Dicus died of a single gunshot wound and Hobson died of multiple gunshot wounds. Hambel told police he accidentally shot Dicus.

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