Largo, Florida -- A former Hillsborough County principal has taken a plea deal and admitted to killing two people and injuring several others during a drug-fueled rampage.
A judge sentenced Anthony Giancola to six consecutive life sentences plus 30 years after he pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery.
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Giancola's downfall started in 2007 when an undercover officer sold him crackin his office at Van Buren Middle School in Tampa.Then in June of last year, he went on a crime spree in Pinellas County while high on crack.
Giancola stabbed four people at a home for the hearing impaired in Lealman. Two died.
He then drove to a hotel and beat a couple with a microwave. Afterwards, prosecutors say he pulled up to a home asking for "women" and when the people at the home told him to leave, his car hit a 13-year-old boy on a bicycle.
Investigators say Giancola had no connection to any of his victims.
- 6/22/2012- Giancola arrested, stabbing victims' identities released
- 6/22/2012-Police: 2 dead another injured in stabbing
- 6/22/2012- Several hurt in Lealman hit and run crashes
- 2/22/07 -Principal apologizes after arrest
- 2/23/07 -Principal arrested on drug charges
- 2/23/07 -Letter sent home to parents about principal's arrest
- 5/16/07 -Principal negotiates plea deal
- 6/12/07 -Principal pleads guilty
- 7/2/07 -Surveillance video shows drug bust