CORYDON (AP) — Jurors recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first of two men accused of the 2004 shooting deaths of two in southern Indiana. Next in line for trial for the homicides — John Michael Naylor, a Frankton man.

The Harrison Superior Court jury made its sentencing decision Wednesday, a day after convicting Hobert Alan Pittman, 25, on charges that included two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Pittman, Corydon, and Naylor, 22, Frankton, were both charged with killing Pittman’s father, Hobert, in 2004. The shooting occurred after the elder Pittman, 59, returned from a trip to his mother-in-law’s home in Marengo and a Corydon lumber store.

His body was found covered with a tarp outside his home in the Ohio River town of Mauckport, about 20 miles southwest of Louisville, Ky.

Prosecutors said the two men also shot Hobert Pittman’s stepmother, Linda Pittman, and her 80-year-old mother, Myrtle Satterfield, when they returned to the home later that afternoon. Linda Pittman survived the shooting.

A date for Naylor’s trial on identical charges is not yet set, but Stan Robinson, a public defender out of New Albany, has been appointed to represent him.

Harrison Superior Court Judge Roger Davis set Pittman’s sentencing for Aug. 10.

Pittman’s defense attorneys planned to appeal the verdicts, saying there were gaps in the prosecution’s timeline for the day of the murders.

Pittman’s mother, Eva Mullen, said she continued to believe in his innocence.

“My son did not kill his daddy, and he did not kill that lady,” Mullen said. “I don’t think he got a fair shake.”

Linda Pittman testified during the 11-day trial, identifying her stepson as the man who shot her and her mother.

Naylor and Pittman, who authorities said had met in prison, were arrested two days after the shootings in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Lee Noble, The Herald Bulletin reporter, contributed to this story.

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