Borlase Sentenced to Life in Prison

Last Updated on March 12, 2022 8:22 am

Boone, NC – On Thursday March 3rd, 2022, Tristan Noah Borlase was sentenced to serve two life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole by the Honorable Greg Horne, Resident Superior Court Judge. The sentence was imposed after a Watauga County jury returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday March 2nd, 2022 for two counts of First Degree Murder after a two-and-a-half-week trial.

The convictions stemmed from the April 10th, 2019 murders of Jeffery David Borlase and Tanya Mae Borlase at their Deep Gap home.

“By holding Tristan Noah Borlase accountable for the heinous and senseless murders of his parents, we hope that the verdict and life sentences in this case have brought a measure of closure for the Borlase family,” District Attorney Seth Banks said in a statement. “I would like to thank the individual members of the jury for their efforts. I would also like to thank the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, and Assistant District Attorney Jasmine McKinney for their work in seeking justice for our community and for this family.”

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