The man and woman who admitted to killing Jennifer Horne, above, will be sentenced today at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.

Desmond Maguire, 39, and his 23-year-old common-law wife Ashley Haley, each pleaded guilty this month to first-degree murder in the gruesome killing of Horne, a Cole Harbour woman found dead in a Dartmouth apartment on New Year’s Eve 2007.

Each guilty plea carries an automatic life sentence in prison, with no eligibility of parole for 25 years.

Victim impact state-ments from Horne’s family are expected to be read at today’s hearing.