A Florida man who stabbed two Wyoming County brothers multiple times during a random home invasion in August was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Thursday by Wyoming County Court Judge Michael M. Mohun, according to the Wyoming County District Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors said 39-year-old Michael Finch of Parrish, Fla., pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder on Jan. 23 for the Aug. 13 attack in Middlebury. Finch attempted to cause the deaths of two brothers by repeatedly stabbing them with a meat cleaver and a butcher's knife he found in the victims' home, prosecutors said.
Finch, who is formerly of Wyoming County, broke into the home to find food and money. After leaving the wounded brothers, who were 28 years old and 13 years old at the time, Finch went into a nearby wooded area. He was eventually caught by Wyoming County sheriff's deputies.