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Man sentenced to life for murder of teen siblings
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Tampa, Florida -- The man convicted of the first degree murder of two Tampa teenage siblings during a home invasion in 2011 was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday.

The mother of 16-year-old Kiara Brito and her 13-year-old brother Jeremi broke down in tears as she addressed their murderer Charles Waits in court today.

"You left me with only pictures and memories, Of my children, Of my best friends. Because of you, I can't really experience any kind of joy. I hope you die. You killed me when you took my children."

The children were home alone one evening in 2011, when Waits came to their home on Van Buren Drive looking for money. Kiara, a junior at Robinson High School, was shot and killed the morning of June 5. Jeremi, who was in middle school at the time, was also shot and died at the hospital the next day.

Related story: Who is Charles Waits?

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