Ex-student gets life term for double slaying


Published Dec 12, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

CORVALLIS — A 22-year-old former college student from Peru has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison for killing his year-old son and the baby’s 19-year-old mother in 2011.

Gustavo Martinez-Aquepucho was sentenced Monday in Benton County Circuit Court in Corvallis to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 50 years.

He pleaded guilty in September to two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of his son, Theo, and 19-year-old Kelsey Baker.

After Baker broke up with him, court documents say the man plotted to kill her, their son and himself so they could be together in the afterlife.