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Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of felony murder based on the deaths of his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s two-year-old niece. At the plea hearing, Defendant admitted he intentionally set fire to an apartment, killing the victims. The district court sentenced Defendant to two consecutive life sentences with a mandatory minimum of twenty years each. Defendant appealed the consecutive nature of his sentences. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court made an adequate record of its decision to order Defendant to serve the sentences consecutively and did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Defendant to two consecutive life sentences.