Murder suspect pleads guilty in deal to get married

Murder suspect pleads guilty in deal to get married
David Gannon is seen during a hearing at Grays Harbor County Superior Court in May, 2006.
MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - An Aberdeen man accused of killing an elderly Hoquiam couple agreed to plead guilty in exchange for being allowed to get married in jail.

David Gannon pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder. The 39-year-old faces a sentence of at least 54 years in prison when he is sentenced April ninth.

Grays Harbor Prosecutor Stew Menefee says the jail does not usually allow marriages, but it's part of the plea agreement.

Gannon killed Vernon and Maxine Bishop last May in a home invasion robbery, apparently looking for money to buy drugs.

Gannon's girlfriend, Barbara McGiveron Bryson, was in court for his guilty plea and told him, "I love you."

The state Department of Corrections will determine whether Gannon will be allowed conjugal visits.