A 39-year-old Iowa man who killed his girlfriend and her companion a couple of years ago was given two consecutive life sentences.
The families of Tamica Allison, 42, and Andrea Anderson, 41, requested Matthew Dee Buford III to give them an explanation for the two murders he committed in Waterloo, Iowa, in February 2020.
“If you had any ounce of human decency left, I would just ask you, let us know why,” said Anderson’s son, Mohammed Calhoun, in Thursday’s sentencing.
Prosecutors did not provide a motive during Buford’s month-long trial, despite the fact that they found the 39-year-old guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and fleeing to avoid prosecution.
Authorities claimed that Anderson and Allison were drinking when Burford reportedly shot Anderson and the two ladies. According to the authorities, Anderson was a guest at Buford and Allison’s shared residence.
Allison’s adolescent daughter testified that she heard her mother’s final words and two subsequent gunshots while she was upstairs in her bedroom.
“What are you going to do, shoot me in the face? I don’t care, I’m not scared,” Allison’s teenage daughter testified during the prosecution.
According to the police, Buford fled the state after dropping off the daughter and her younger sibling at various residences.
The two women were found dead with gunshot wounds when responding officers from the Waterloo Police Department got there.
On February 12, 2020, he turned himself up in Peoria, Illinois, and on February 22, 2020, he was returned to Waterloo.