gregory_david_larkin.jpegFERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A northeast Florida man has been sentenced to death for fatally beating his parents with a baseball bat.


A Nassau County judge sentenced 38-year-old  on Thursday. He was convicted in January of first-degree murder and grand theft auto.

Authorities say Larkin attacked his mother, 73-year-old Myra A. Larkin, while she was watching a movie in April 2009. He then went to the garage, where he attacked his father, 75-year-old Richard C. Larkin Jr.

The Florida Times-Union reports that the bodies were found in their home eight days later. The son, who had been living with the elderly couple, was eventually arrested after police found the couple's blood on their son's clothes.