An eastern Iowa jury returned a verdict Wednesday in the case of Clinton man charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

A Clinton County jury has found 23-year-old Dameon Tucker guilty on all counts in the deaths of 22-year-old Angel Herman and setting fire to her apartment and her two year old son died in the fire.

Tucker had been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one charge of arson and in the sentencing. The arson charge was merged with the murder charge of two year old Cyrus Shoup. After the verdicts were announced, Tucker requested immediate sentencing.

The charge of first-degree murder carries a life sentence with no parole.

Judge Sivright said it may be only symbolic-but he ruled the sentences should be served consecutively, even if it was only symbolic. The judge due the nature of the crimes that sentence “just felt right.”

Thanks to Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton