Ex-busboy sentenced to life for slayings in Chelios' Detroit restaurant

DETROIT -- An 18-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison for the stabbing deaths of two employees at a restaurant owned by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios.

Justin Blackshere, of Detroit, was sentenced Friday morning to
life without parole for the Jan. 2 slayings.

The former busboy at Cheli's Chili Bar was convicted last month
on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of chef Mark
Barnard, 52, and restaurant manager Megan Soroka, 49.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Helen Brown called Blackshere
"pathological" before announcing the sentence.

Blackshere had been fired twice -- the final time in November --
and told investigators he went to the downtown restaurant to get
his job back.

He stabbed Barnard 28 times with a cooking knife after being
told to leave. He then stabbed Soroka 14 times before fleeing with
about $10,000 from the restaurant's safe.

Blackshere was videotaped by a security camera, recognized by
former co-workers and was wearing a bloody shirt when arrested
later that day.

He told relatives of his victims Friday he was sorry for their
loss and thanked his family for not giving up on him.