A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing two people at a Ohio medical center

murdering two people by driving a truck at the entrance to a Ohio medical center a year and a half ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Raymond Leiendecker, 46, of Baltimore, Ohio, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of murder in September 2019 at Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester.

Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge David Trimmer sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison each for the death of patient Cindy Fritz and long-time hospital worker Scott Davis and ruled that the sentences would run concurrently.

"When there was only one act of loading a truck into the building, there were only two people killed as a result of this act.

Authorities say Leiendecker underwent a psychiatric examination at a medical facility before driving an emergency exit to the emergency department. Sheriff Dave Phalen said he was saddened by the test and there was no indication that he had applied the brakes before crashing into the hospital.

Raymond Leiendecker drove his truck into the reception area at Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

After relatives and friends of the victims discussed the impact of their disappearance, the judge said he had never seen a case with such involvement. "The organization has lost two good members," he said.

Prior to sentencing, Leiendecker apologized to the families of the victims and said he had tried to get help with his mental health before but was fired. He told Trimmer he did not want the sentences to run concurrently.

"I don't want to go out in 15 years, I don't deserve to be," Leiendecker said.

Fritz's daughter, Malory, said he "gave her everything to help other people feel better, and she doesn't keep anything to herself."

“He had a 100% heart,” he said. "And now, without him, every day is hard. Everyone is struggling."

Scott's brother Jim said his brother had chosen the medical profession because he wanted to help people.

"Scott has been a sweet, loving, caring and gentle soul, he has touched many lives. ... He was the origin of the family. You have nothing but him," he said.

Authorities say Leiendecker underwent a psychiatric examination at a medical facility before driving an emergency exit to the emergency department. Sheriff Dave Phalen said he was saddened by the test and there was no indication that he had applied the brakes before crashing into the hospital.