Two of the four New Mexico victims were friends with Lannon’s ex-wife, and another victim was a man who authorities say agreed to help Lannon move the bins but was unaware of what they contained, The Associated Press reports.
The body found in New Jersey on March 8 was identified as Michael Dabkowski, 66. According to The Associated Press, prosecutors allege that Lannon broke into Dabkowski’s home and beat him to death with a hammer.
Dabkowski was reportedly a mentor to Lannon and his twin brother in the 1980s and had worked with a youth program. Lannon alleged that Dakowski had sexually abused him as a child, and he went to the victim’s home to gather sexually explicit photos. However, Lannon’s allegations were not substantiated.
According to The Associated Press, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, Lannon was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in Dabkowski’s slaying. He still reportedly faces charges for the death of the four victims in New Mexico.