At a recent trial in USA, the accused was found guilty of murdering two people, and was sentenced to spend "the rest of his natural life" in jail for each crime. The sentences are to run consecutively.
I understand the difference between consecutive and concurrent sentences, and that each crime is independently sentenced, but what is the distinction here, when the guilty man will spend the rest of his life in jail anyway?
The accepted answer in the proposed duplicate states that often the law that was broken will specify a concurrent or consecutive sentence. Is that the case for murder?