Man sentenced to life in prison for parents’ 2006 slayings

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A former suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father and stepmother in November 2006.

Michael Romano, 56, was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty in early October of fatally shooting his parents, Nick and Gloria Romano, in their home near Crystal Lake to get a share of a $2 million inheritance. But Michael Romano wasn’t aware his father had cut him out of his will years before the murders.

Romano was charged with first-degree murder and extradited from Las Vegas, where he had been working as a taxi driver, to McHenry County in 2014 after investigators reviewed evidence.

His attorney said after the sentencing hearing that Romano maintains his innocence and plans to appeal his conviction.

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