In an interesting twist, a now convicted Maine man who changed his plea from not guilty to guilty, told the court, following his sentencing, that he 'deserves worse'.

Joseph Eaton was accused, and since convicted, of killing four people, which included his parents, before heading down interstate 295 and opening fire on seemingly random vehicles.

According to WGME 13, Eaton and his attorney initially entered a plea of not guilty. However, that plea was later changed to a guilty one. Following his plea change, Eaton was found guilty on the charges.

The court then sentenced him to the maximum penalty available to them under the law, which was five consecutive life sentences.

Evangeline Kensell, a survivor of the shooting, told WGME in part,

“After all this I have survived, I now suffer from PTSD, anxiety and depression. I can no longer be around guns, fireworks or any loud noises. I am not the happy person I used to be.”

Following his life sentence, Eaton told the court in part,

“A life sentence is what I deserve, and honestly, I think I deserve worse," 

Eaton says that he doesn't know why he committed the crimes in the first place.

According to the Associated Press,

police say Eaton, who is now 35, did indeed confess to fatally shooting his parents, David Eaton, 66, and Cynthia Eaton, 62; Eger, 62; and Eger’s husband, Robert Eger, 72.

The news source goes on to explain that he also killed the Egers’ dog, which then led investigating officials to add  an animal cruelty charge to the list already against him.

The AP reports that the shootings took place at the Egers’ home in  Bowdoin, Maine. Eaton also confessed to the subsequent shootings towards cars travelling on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth, Maine.

This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated.

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