Audrey Oster, right, sister of Sonny Gail Oster, a victim of Robert L. Yates Jr., comforts Ondraya Smith, Sonny Gail Oster's mother, while other relatives of Yates' victims speak at the serial killer's sentencing, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000. Ondraya Smith, right, is hugged by Laurie Anne Murray, a victims advocate, outside a Pierce County courtroom before the arraignment of Robert L. Yates Jr., in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000. `My feeling are so mixed,'' said Smith, whose daughter, Sunny Oster, was one of Yates' Spokane County victims. Yates, who last week pleaded guilty to 13 counts of murder in Spokane County, was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of Melinda L. Mercer in 1997 and Connie Ellis in 1998. Wendy Engeldinger, right, comforts Ann Davis with a kiss, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in a courtroom in Spokane, Wash., during the sentencing of serial killer Robert L. Yates Jr. Engeldinger and Davis are daughters of one of Yates' victims, Melody Murfin. Yates offered apologies, but no motive. Daughters of murder victim Melody Murfin, Wendi Engeldinger (L) and Ann Davis (R) console one another as serial killer Robert Lee Yates Jr. is sentenced to a 408-year prison term in a Spokane County Superior courtroom in Spokane, Washington, October 26, 2000. Yates buried Murfin's body in his home backyard in Spokane. Robert Yates Sr. is now starting to accept what his son has done. Robert L. Yates Sr., center, attends the court appearance of his son, Robert L. Yates Jr., who pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Spokane, Wash. Family members of Melinda Mercer gasped when Robert Yates entered a not guilty plea. Yates may face the death penalty for the murders of Connie LaFontaine Ellis and Melinda Mercer. Robert's second wife Linda Brewer Yates. Sasha Yates says her father was moody, and could fly off the handle.