STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A 35-year-old man in the Poconos received his sentence after being found guilty of murdering his aunt and uncle in Pocono Township back in 2018.

Lancelot Fortune was emotionless inside the courtroom as the judge sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Some members of his family say justice was served today and they’re hoping to move on from this – but fortune’s father says his son does not deserve to be in a prison.

Thursday morning inside the Monroe County Courthouse, 35-year-old Lancelot Fortune was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of his aunt and uncle back in 2018.

The victims, Sharon and Richard Fells, were found stabbed to death inside their Pocono Township home a crime prosecutors called ‘brutal beyond compare.’

At the time, Fortune told investigators he believed they were part of the Illuminati and that they were out to kill him, so he had to kill them first.

Eyewitness News spoke to his father outside the courtroom, who says his past trauma and mother’s death play a role in his son’s mental illness.

“I don’t think he deserves to be in jail, he needs to be in a mental institution where he can, you know, be more cultivated and come along,” stated Lancelot fortune Sr., Fortune’s father.

Fortune Sr. says his son is not mentally fit for jail, having a history of attacking a guard who he believed tainted his food.

“It shows you his mental capacity is so far diminished that you know he can’t really formulate normal thoughts like me and you,” explained Fortune Sr.

Other members of the family tell us they’ve been waiting for this closure.

“It’s not going to bring them back, but for my family, my brother Dennis here, this is what we feel needed to happen,” stated Denise Lane, sister of Richard Fells.

Lane says no one saw it coming because the couple took care of fortune and now he has to live with it.

“We just take one day at a time. We pray, you know, that we can get through each day without them here. We miss them, we miss them,” explained Lane.

During the sentencing, the judge stated her decision was for the protection of society due to the violence of the crime.

Fortune’s father tells us he plans to file an appeal.