MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the 2019 shooting deaths of Eileen Mark, 67, and her 42-year-old daughter, Jennifer Angerhofer.

Richie Vessel, 49, was convicted this week on two counts of second degree murder. The murders took place at Holmes Park Village Apartments, a building for the elderly and disabled, on February 9, 2019.

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Officers responded to the apartment complex after receiving reports of gunfire nearby. Upon arrival, they discovered the bodies of the two women, both of whom had died from gunshot wounds.

Security footage enabled investigators to make an arrest in the case. A search warrant executed at Vessel’s apartment found blood on the walls and some of his clothing. While searching the apartment’s trash, officers also recovered a handgun from a garbage bag containing mail and a prescription bottle with the ship’s name printed on it.

They said Vessel and Mark were neighbors, but there is no other apparent relationship.

WCCO found that in 2008, a civil engagement order was issued for the vessel. He was lifted after the judge approved a follow-up program.

The vessel will receive a credit for the 890 days already served. He will also be required to provide DNA samples and will not be allowed to possess any firearms, ammunition or explosives.

Angerhofer left behind two daughters and a son.