Father Bad. Son Bad. The Ward Weavers.

(koin.com) Ward Weaver will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of 12-year-old Ashley Pond and 13-year-old Miranda Gaddis. Pond and Gaddis disappeared in early 2002. Their bodies were found in August 2002 on Weaver's rental property -- next door to the girls' apartment complex.

(Ward) Weaver pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in a Clackamas County (Oregon) courtroom to aggravated murder. In exchange for his guilty plea, 41-year-old Weaver will avoid the death penalty and instead serve two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole.

Ward Weaver is the son of Ward Francis Weaver Jr. "who was convicted and sentenced to death in Kern County in 1985" (bakersfield.com) for the 1981 double murder of 23 year old Barbara Levoy and 18 year old Robert Radford.

(bakersfield.com) It was Feb. 5, 1981, when long-distance truck driver Ward Francis Weaver Jr. came across a broken-down car on Highway 58, about one mile east of Tehachapi. According to court records, Barbara Levoy and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Air Force cadet Robert Don Radford, were headed for Colorado after visiting Radford's grandmother at her home near Fresno. When their car broke down and a truck driver stopped, they may have thought a good Samaritan had come to their rescue. Weaver had other ideas.

He later admitted to bashing the young cadet in the head with a metal bar because he wanted to have sex with Levoy. An autopsy revealed 11 wounds to Radford's skull. Weaver then threatened Levoy with a knife and forced her to accompany him in his truck. He raped her several times before finally strangling her and burying her body in the back yard of his Oroville home.

People v. Ward Francis Weaver Jr. (Appeal 2001)