Rachel Osterman and Jennifer Thomas


Court sentences Parker to 25 years to life

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. -- A tearful James J. Parker received a sentence of 25 years to life in prison this afternoon after having pleaded guilty in December to the second-degree murder of Dartmouth professors Half and Susanne Zantop. In contrast to stone-faced Robert Tulloch, who sat emotionlessly at his own sentencing just four hours before, a remorseful Parker listened to the same statements by Zantop family and friends with tears streaming down his face. Though Tulloch, 18, chose not to speak this morning, 17-year-old Parker told the courtroom that he was sorry before Judge Peter Smith pronounced his sentence. "There's not much more I can say than that," he said.