McCormick sentenced to life in prison

May 23, 2014 2:54 PM

An Anderson man was sentenced to 150 years to life in prison today in Shasta County Superior Court today.

Last month McCormick pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder. The plea was in exchange for the for a 150-year-to-life-sentence over the death penalty.

The first-degree murder charges were for the deaths of 57-year-old Michael Cass Forsyth and 65-year-old Tomas James Burton. The two men were found shot to death and set on fire at the Ingot Auto Dismantlers on October 25, 2013.

The third murder charge was for the death of 31-year-old Eric Richard Ratledge whose body was found shot and burned in the back of a pickup truck on Bass Pond Drive in Millville on November 3, 2013.

McCormick’s fourth charge of attempted murder was from an attempt to strangle his jail cell mate.


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