Man gets 110 years for double-shooting in PG

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -  

A man convicted of killing his mother and stepbrother has been sentenced in Prince George's County to 110 years in prison.
 
   Quindell Mercer received the maximum possible sentence at a Circuit Court sentencing hearing on Friday.
 
   He was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and other charges for the August 2011 double-shooting. 
 
   Prosecutors say there was no clear motive for the killings, but that DNA evidence and an FBI handwriting expert connected the 35-year-old Mercer to the crimes.
 
   Prosecutors say Mercer shot both victims and then positioned their bodies on a sofa to make it appear as if they were sleeping. Frank Arthur Harris, the husband and father of the victims, found the bodies.
 
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