Florida handyman gets 50 years for killing couple during burglary

Michael Anthony Herald
Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 07:09:06-05

TAMPA, Fla., (AP) - A handyman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a Florida couple during a burglary.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 52-year-old Michael Anthony Herald pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder as part of a deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors.

John and Nancy Engelhart were found dead in a shed behind their Dover home in April 2016.

Both had suffered trauma to their heads, according to an arrest report.

Herald had been in the Dover area looking for work several weeks before the slayings, and the Engelharts hired him as a handyman.