26-year-old gets 3 life sentences for Flint triple murder in December 2016

FLINT (WJRT) (5/15/2018) - Tyree Culberson was sentenced Tuesday to three consecutive terms of life in prison -- one each for the three people he was convicted of killing in Flint.

The 26-year-old was convicted earlier this year of shooting three people at a home on Woodrow Avenue in Flint back in December 2016. Police say he then tried to set the house on fire to cover up the crime.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has said the shooting was drug-related and Tiffany Loisell was the intended target. She died at a hospital hours after the shooting.

The bodies of John Naum and Kenneth Curler were found inside the house.

After his conviction on April 20, Culberson faced Judge Geoffrey Neithercut for sentencing Tuesday.

The courtroom was filled with the victims' family members, many of whom were holding back tears while family members gave statements.

Family members talked about the time and memories they have lost with their loved ones killed in a shooting. Most of them spoke directly to Culberson.

Culberson said in a statement that he plans to appeal the verdict and maintains his innocence.

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