MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A 65-year-old man found guilty after shooting two teens in his garage was sentenced Monday.

Victor Santana was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

He was facing four counts of murder and five counts of felonious assault. He was accused of killing 17-year-olds Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson in his garage on Conners Street on August 28, 2019. Santana was found guilty on all murder counts and four of the five felonious assault charges on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck Jr., said the State was asking for Santana to be sentenced to 36 years to life in prison.

“I’m very happy. It’s going to be a good Christmas for me and my family,” said Linda Henderson, mother of Devin Henderson.

“My family and I are relieved,” said the mother of Javier Harrison, Carolann Harrison.

Heck said, “The State asserts that a maximum, consecutive sentence is necessary to adequately punish the defendant’s actions and to protect society from future harms.”

During the three-day trial, the defense claimed that Santana acted in self-defense while prosecutors claimed that he targeted the boys in a sneak attack and did not fulfill his duty to retreat.

On Monday, the father of Javier, Jimmy Harrison told Santana “You truly affected my life, my kids, my family, you truly affected our lives in a major way by taking my son.”

Outside the courtroom, both mothers left a message to their sons after the sentencing.

“We miss him and we love him,” Harrison said.

“Mama found justice. I found justice today, so go ahead and rest. Let God shield you underneath his wings and you can go and rest now,” Henderson said.