Victims' families watch killer go away for life

- Charles Foster appears unassuming in his orange jailhouse jumpsuit, but prosecutors warn: Don’t be fooled.

They say he is nothing short of a cold, calculated killer.

Foster pleaded guilty to killing his best friend, Josh Deas and an Deas' roommate, Ken Simmons in March of 2013.

The murders were gruesome.

They say his weapon of choice was an ax or something similar.

After killing the men, prosecutors say he took their money, jewelry, X-Box and car. He pawned what he could and tried to withdraw cash from a stolen ATM card.

But what he took from two families is invaluable and irreplaceable.

Ken Simmons’ mother, Caroline Mock went first.

“There is a hole in my heart that can never heal. It’s just not fair. Not fair,” she said in court.

And then it was Josh Deas’ mother, Karen Deas. She endured what no mother should ever have to.

She discovered the bodies after her son didn't show up for work.

“When I stood by that door and saw what he had done to Josh and Kenneth,” cried Deas.             

And didn't hold back her disgust for the man who did it.

“As my whole world fell apart not once in this courtroom in the four years I haven't seen one ounce of remorse or regret over what he has done,” said Deas.

Foster pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in exchange for life in prison.

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