Officials gave an Oregon man life imprisonment for the 2003 murders of his 3-year-old son and the boy's mother, a 25-year-old woman.

According to Law & Crime, Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry confirmed that a state judge sentenced Michael John Wolfe, 55, for the murders of Karissa Alyn Fretwell and infant William "Billy" Fretwell to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Last month, Wolfe admitted guilt to the double homicide. He reportedly entered pleas of guilty to one count of aggravated murder in the killing of William and one count of second-degree murder with domestic violence in the death of Karissa.

Oregon Circuit Court Judge Eric Bergstrom, according to Berry, gave Wolfe a life sentence with the potential of parole in 30 years for the charge of aggravated murder. Bergstrom also gave Wolfe a life sentence with the chance of parole in 25 years for the charge of second-degree murder.

Wolfe will serve the concurrent sentences. In exchange for the Oregon man's guilty plea, the prosecution dropped the possibility of the death penalty. It dismissed several first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping charges.

Family members of Karissa Alyn Fretwell and investigators from the police department were present in the courtroom.

Statesman Journal reported that Karissa's mother, Nyla Bales, was sporting a jersey with the words "gone but not forgotten" and a photo of Karissa and William.

Bales stated that her daughter loved her son dearly and was trying to provide for them both while working full-time and attending school full-time.

The young kid was the biological son of Michael John Wolfe. Although he was not a part of the toddlers' lives, he killed them a few days after receiving a child support order.

The judge signed the judgment on May 10 of the same year, ordering the Oregon man to pay Karissa $904 per month beginning in April. Karissa and her son left their residence three days after the decision was made.

In the years following the two women's killings, Karissa's family originally resisted speaking to the public out of fear of jeopardizing the ongoing legal proceedings.

According to Salem Reporter, the Oregon guy reportedly admitted to having an intimate relationship with Karissa Alyn Fretwell four years prior.

Michael John Wolfe mentioned he last spoke with his family at the Dallas child support hearing in April. They first spoke while she used to deliver sandwiches. Jimmy John's was called practically daily for delivery, and he especially requested Karissa to bring his meal.

At the time, Wolfe was in his late 40s and married, while Karissa was in her early 20s. Then, Karissa was accosted by Wolfe's wife at the sandwich shop where she worked.

Later, she ended her communication with the Oregon man and declared that she did not want to disrupt his marriage. She also discovered she was pregnant on that day.

The deaths of Karissa and her kid were found on a thickly wooded piece of property owned by the timber business Weyerhaeuser within two hours of a group of at least 40 people searching for them on June 15, 2019. Also discovered was a gun.

The Oregon man knew the region well and had a permit to cut firewood on the site. For their murders, Wolfe was accused of aggravated murder in 2019. By May 15, 2019, he allegedly killed the Fretwells.

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