Survivalist who confessed to killing a Christian camp counselor and her fiance on a California beach in 2004, then murdering his brother in 2017, is sentenced to three existence terms without parole
- Shaun Gallon, 40, pleaded no contest in June to murdering Lindsay Cutshall, 22, and Jason Allen, 26, in 2004, and his private brother, Shamus, in 2017
- A clutch sentenced Gallon to three consecutive existence sentences, plus extra than 94 years for other crimes, at the side of planting a car bomb
- Gallon previously talked about he did now no longer know Cutshall and Allen when he came across the engaged couple napping on a beach and shot them
Published: 13:54 BST, 16 July 2019 | Updated: 14:02 BST, 16 July 2019
A California survivalist has been sentenced to three existence terms without the chance of parole for killing a napping couple tenting on a beach in 2004 and his private brother two years ago.
Shaun Michael Gallon, 40, on Monday become once handed three consecutive existence sentences. Make a resolution Robert LaForge of Sonoma County Superior Court also added extra than 94 years in detention heart for the defendant’s other crimes.
Gallon shot and killed Lindsay Cutshall, 22, of Ohio and Jason Allen, 26, of Michigan in 2004 on a secluded beach in Jenner, California, about 80 miles north of San Francisco, authorities talked about.
Shaun Gallon, 40, become once sentenced on Monday (pictured) to three consecutive existence terms for murdering Lindsay Cutshall, 22, and Jason Allen, 26, in 2004, and his private brother in 2017
Gallon (pictured left in court docket Monday and comely in his mugshot) also got extra than 94 years on top of the existence sentences for his other crimes
Kathy and Chris Cutshall, oldsters of assassinate victim Lindsay Cutshall, shared how their faith helped them thru the lack of their daughter
The engaged couple’s double assassinate remained unsolved for extra than a decade until police recognized Gallon as a suspect in 2017, when he become once arrested in his brother’s killing.
Gallon didn’t know the couple, who get been on a sightseeing commute, authorities talked about.
Final month, Gallon pleaded no contest to the killings and other crimes, at the side of the capturing loss of life of his brother, 36-year-veteran Shamus Gallon, and a 2004 bombing supposed for a particular person he once fought with at a Guerneville bar however as an alternative maimed the man’s critical other in Monte Rio.
‘It’s crystal inch to me it’s major to utilize the comfort of your existence in detention heart after which some,’ LaForge talked about.
At an emotional, extra than two-hour hearing forward of the sentencing, Cutshall’s oldsters shared how their faith helped them thru the lack of their daughter.
While handing over her affect assertion, Kathy Cutshall held up her behind daughter’s marriage ceremony costume and showed it to Lindsey’s killer seated on the defense desk beside his prison skilled.
A memorial imperfect of stone for Lindsay Cutshall and her fiance is bolted to a cliff above Fish Head Seaside in honor of the two who get been stumbled on murdered in 2004 lawful north of Jenner
‘I brought this attributable to it’s empty,’ she urged him.
Chris Cutshall also read aloud a letter written by their would-be in-prison guidelines, Bob and Delores Allen.
‘Shaun Gallon broke our hearts beyond description,’ the letter from Jason Allen’s oldsters read. ‘Our family modified endlessly that horrible night. A worthy segment of us become once long past.’
John Robles, the man whom Gallon tried to assassinate by planting a homemade bomb in his car, which ended up injuring his critical other, also delivered an affect assertion.
‘Here’s the most freedom you’re ever going to stare one more time,’ Robles urged the defendant.
Gallon did now no longer communicate in the route of the hearing, however his prison skilled asked the clutch to get show conceal of his client’s historical past of untreated mental illness when deciding his fate.