Neo-Nazi Hit With Three Life Sentences for Brutal 2016 Slayings

A Washington neo-Nazi convicted of gunning down three of his friends and shooting another in the face was hit with three consecutive life sentences Friday. Brent Luyster—a known white supremacist called out for his “long history of criminal activity” by the Anti-Defamation League—also received 54 years for attempted murder and firearm possession. Luyster was found guilty last month of killing his friends Joseph LaMar, Janell Knight, and Zachary Thompson in July 2016. A fourth victim, Breanne Leigh, survived after Luyster shot her in the face, and her testimony proved to be key in the prosecution’s case. In court on Friday, Leigh held up photos of her young daughters and confronted Luyster about the brutal killings. “I should not be the one looking them in their face and telling them why their dad is not here. Why did you take their dad from them? I want to know why, why execution style, kill the people you call your friends and family?” Leigh asked, according to The Columbian.