A daughter forever scarred and haunted by nightmares, a son who no longer trusts anyone, a granddaughter who has never been more emotionally damaged — these are some of the victims left in the wake of murder.

They are the family members of Kenneth Edwards, who was brutally killed in May 2017 at the hands of Darcy Sheppard.

Sheppard, 32, pleaded guilty in June to second degree murder, arson and causing indignity to human remains. He was sentenced on Oct. 7 by Judge Dan Cornell to a life sentence with no chance of parole for 17 years. He is banned for life from owning any weapons, he must submit a DNA sample and he is not to have any communication with a number of Edwards’ family members.

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