Ohio prosecutor says plea deal reached in 3 deaths

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 6:39 AM
Ohio prosecutor says plea deal reached in 3 deaths

Prosecutors say an Ohio man has offered to plead guilty to killing his girlfriend's adult daughter and an elderly couple in exchange for a sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole.

Logan County chief assistant prosecutor Eric Stewart tells the Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN'-tihn) Examiner prosecutors met Monday with families of the people who died, and that the relatives unanimously favored the plea deal. Stewart says some felt a death penalty would be "too easy" for Samuel K. Littleton II.

Littleton is expected to enter the pleas Thursday before a judge in Logan County, in western Ohio. His attorney did not immediately return a message for comment on Tuesday.

Littleton is held in West Virginia, where he was arrested and where police found the elderly couple's car.

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Information from: Bellefontaine Examiner, http://www.examiner.org