Charlottesville man sentenced to life in prison after teacher, teen killed

Robin Aldridge and her 17-year-old daughter were stabbed to death


ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – A judge sentenced a Charlottesville man to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering an Albemarle County teacher and her teenage daughter. 

In court Monday, 33-year-old Gene Washington was sentenced to life plus 40 years in prison. 

Investigators believe Washington beat and stabbed Robin Aldridge and her 17-year-old daughter to death before setting their home on fire in 2014. 

In June, Washington entered an Alford plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges there is enough evidence to get a conviction. 

Commonwealth's Attorney Elizabeth Killen said, "The court saw the brutality of what had happened and posed a life term in a 40-year term so the Commonwealth is certainly very pleased with the result."

Washington can still appeal, but the judge says it's not likely. 

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