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Man Sentenced to Life for Danville Murders

DANVILLE-- A Chicago man will spend threeconsecutive life sentences behind bars, for murders that happened in Danville in 2007.

Freddell Bryant, 34, was sentenced yesterday, and convicted in December for using a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, which ended with three people dead..

Nearly six years ago ..

Madisen Leverenz, 19, Rodney Pepper, 30, and Tabreyan McCullough, 21, were killed.

We spoke with Leverenz's sister, Liya Hussman Rogers.

She says nothing will ever bring Maddy back, but the family did believe Bryant received the sentencing he deserved.

During the trial, the government proved on March 24th 2007, Bryant learned multiple kilos of cocaine he had McCullough hold for him, had been take from her Danville home.

The next day Bryant went to confront Pepper and Maddy.

Further evidence then proved that Bryant used and carried a firearm during and in relation to the drug conspiracy, and that he had used the firearm, which resulted in the three deaths.

Alaya, Maddy's 7-year-old  daughter, who was just 15 months old at the time she was killed, remembers very little of her mother.

However, Maddy's family says they are similar in a lot of ways.

Bryant has remained in federal law custody since his arrest in May 2007.

In March 2009, he eventually pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute in Vermilion County from 2003 to 2007.

The family says they now have some kind of closure , although it will still never be the same.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic reports.