A 29-year-old man convicted of murder in the beating deaths of his girlfriend and her 1-year-old son was sentenced Thursday in Bellingham to 41 years in prison.

A 29-year-old man convicted of murder in the beating deaths of his girlfriend and her 1-year-old son was sentenced Thursday in Bellingham to 41 years in prison.

Daniel Edward Johnson apologized in court to the family of Laura McQueen.

The Bellingham Herald reports the 24-year-old McQueen and her infant son Dominic Blackburn were found dead in a blood-covered Ferndale apartment in March 2009. The medical examiner said they died of blows to the head.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com