Joseph Hart will spend life in jail for murder

Joseph Hart will spend life in jail for murder »Play Video
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- A Pasco man who killed his roommate will spend the rest of his life in prison.

As soon as he was sentenced, Joseph Hart handed the judge his appeal.

Hart stabbed Rodger Lincoln to death two years ago. They were living in an outpatient mental health facility at the time.

The conviction was Hart's third strike. He skipped a jury trial and opted for a stipulation of facts.

A judge determined his guilt in a matter of hours.

Hart is not eligible for parole.