COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for strangling his wife and her daughter in Post Falls.

The Spokesman-Review reports that 26-year-old Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga on Monday was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. He pleaded guilty to earlier this month.

Morales-Larranaga is charged in the deaths of 24-year-old Facunda Velenzuelaleon and 6-year-old Dayana Valencia on July 8, 2014.

At his sentencing, Morales-Larranaga said he does not know why he committed the crimes, and that it was like a demon took over and took away what he loved most in life.

A Post Falls police report says Morales-Larranaga told a friend he strangled his wife. The friend asked about the girl and said Morales-Larranaga replied that she was hitting him so he "had to kill her, too."