Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May 24, 2022 GMT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter’s sexual orientation.

Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27, and her mother, Teresa A. Jackson, 61, whose bodies were found in their burned mobile home in September 2016.

He was convicted in March of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of second-degree arson, KYTV reported.

Endsley was the victims’ next-door neighbor and witnesses said he had an ongoing disagreement with Smith about her sexual orientation.