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Sadè Goldsmith's sister talks to WDRB following guilty plea

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The man charged with killing his ex girlfriend and their two children pleads guilty and is sentenced to life behind bars.

Family members say they're relieved but unsure they'll ever have complete closure.

"It kind of stabs you a little bit harder because he shows no remorse," Omega Toliver told WDRB.

Toliver was inside the courtroom Friday when John Devine agreed to spend the rest of his life in jail.

"He just now gets to live his days out, 3 meals, a cot, you know, in a warm whatever while we still have to suffer," she said.

Police say Devine broke into the house of 26-year-old Sade Goldsmith on July 15th, 2012, killing her and their two sons, 6-year-old John and 5-year-old Jon'tee Devine.

"I come home and someone comes to my house and tells me your sister and your nephews have been killed, they've been shot. They are dead," said Toliver.

Sade Goldsmith was Toliver's only sister.

"I was with her when she brought those babies into this earth and then I had to bury them."

She said Devine had been violent before.

"My sister tried to get help. Tried to get away from him. He felt like that if he couldn't have her, nobody else could," Toliver told WDRB.

Police believe Devine first shot and killed Goldsmith before shooting the two boys.

"They were like two peas in a pod together. They played together, they fought together, they laughed together and sadly they had to die together."

Police say he then shot and injured himself before confessing to the murders.

"One night in my dreams is what I wish he could have. Just one of my nightmares," she said.

Toliver says she's happy knowing Devine will never get out of jail but finds it unsettling that he never showed any emotion in the courtroom.

"He doesn't look at us. Nothing. He just walks in like we're on his time and it's just another day," Toliver said.

Toliver hopes that others dealing with domestic violence can learn from her family's tragedy.

"The only justice that can come from this is that if there is somebody out there that is suffering like my sister did, if she could get help and her babies be safe from that monster that's coming for her babies. I would just like for this not to happen to anybody else," Toliver concluded.

Devine was given 3 life sentences with no parole and 20 years for burglary.

He had been eligible for the death penalty.

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