Guilty Plea In Case Of Father And Daughter Bound And Shot (VIDEO)

By Rachelle Spence - 21Alive

February 27, 2014 Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 6:54 PM EST

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (21Alive) -- A teen charged in a 2011 double homicide pleaded guilty this morning.

Trevin Sanders Roark is one of two men accused in connection to the murders of father and daughter, Robert and Colleen Grube.

In November 2011, the two were found bound by duct tape and fatally shot in their Fort Recovery, Ohio home.

Sanders Roark, who was 17 at the time, told police he smoked meth with co-defendant, Bryant Rhoades, before concocting a plan to break into the Grube's home because they believed there could be pills, money, electronics, and jewelry inside.

Sanders Roark admitted they agreed to approach the home with a made up story that their car broke down and they needed to use a phone.

Thursday's hearing was supposed to be a motion hearing, but when attorneys arrived, Sanders Roark changed his plea.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of murder with a firearm, two counts of aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated battery.

Despite the fact that Sanders Roark was tried in adult court, he cannot face the death penalty because he was a minor at the time of the murders.

His sentencing is set for April 15th.

If given the maximum by the judge, he could get life without the chance of parole for each murder, 6 years for the gun charges, and 44 years for the burglary and robbery charges.

According to court records, Rhoades does not have a set trail date.




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