O'Reilly's double homicide suspect sentenced to life in prison

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2019-05-24 09:40:28-04

TEMPLE, TX — Theodore Dwayne Sims, the man accused of murdering two O-Reilly Auto Parts employees, plead guilty to Capital Murder in Bell County on Wednesday.

Sims, 47-years-old, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He also plead guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and received 20 years, the maximum sentence.

Sims was arrested in connection with the murders of 25-year-old Cody Glenn Cornell and 35-year-old Robert Joseph Pellerin III in March 2018.

While working at NAPA Auto Parts, Sims was fired for stealing cash under $100. At the time, he left without incident.

According to the arrest affidavit, Sims went to a local gun store and asked for the "cheapest shotgun" on March 14, the day of the killings.

When he was arrested in March, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.