Man sentenced to 30 years to life for murder of Columbus couple

John H. Jordan Jr. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus man has been sentenced to 30 years to life for the murders of a couple last November.

According to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, John Jordan pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in court Monday.

Ryan Fuller and Mikayla Sotherland were last seen on October 27. Fuller’s mother said the last person she saw Fuller speaking with was Jordan, who was her neighbor.

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According to the court documents, Jordan and Fuller had an argument that got out of hand and Jordan hit fuller with an object. When Sotherland tried to intervene she was struck and killed, too.

The documents say Jordan moved the bodies and left them inside his van away from the scene. Their bodies were found on November 4.

After pleading guilty, Jordan was sentenced to 15 years to life on each count for a total of 30 years.