Kyle Navin gets 55 years in prison for killing his parents

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A man convicted of murdering his parents in 2015 was sentenced Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court to 55 years in prison.

Kyle Navin spoke in court for the first time, saying his actions were "disgraceful and it's disgusting -- everything from the beginning -- on my behalf." He also criticized the media for turning him into a "show pony."

His parents, Jeff and Jeanette Navin, disappeared three years ago in Easton. Months later, their bodies were discovered stuffed into garbage bags. Police quickly zeroed in on Navin, who had a heroin addiction, and raided his home in Bridgeport. Investigators later investigators found text messages between Navin and his girlfriend, suggesting a plan to kill his parents for money.

Tom Baldesi, Navin's uncle on his mother's side, broke down while addressing the judge.

"Our families still can't comprehend how this young, innocent boy could have done this," he said. "It's very difficult to accept that one's own family member could turn on them, and take family members away from you."

Navin's arrest warrant claimed, "Jeffrey Navin had a history of being emotionally and verbally abusive." But friends disputed that Friday.

"As individuals and separate from being parents, they were also two of the most generous, sympathetic and selfless people I knew," said Cheryl Churchill.

Navin reached a plea deal for 55 years in prison. After the sentencing, his lawyer said the case was "more complicated" than most murders.

Navin's girlfriend already pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit murder. She is expected to get eight years in prison when she's sentenced in August.

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