Houston man pleads guilty to killing 3 children

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Posted: Jan 15, 2014 3:19 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has pleaded guilty to capital murder for the shooting deaths of his three children in 2010 when he was locked in a custody dispute with the children's mother.

Fifty-year-old Mohammad Goher entered his pleas Wednesday in exchange for a sentence of life without parole.

Court records show Goher admitted to shooting 14-year-old Saeedah, 12-year-old Saeed and 7-year-old Aisha while they slept at his apartment in September 2010.

The Houston Chronicle cites investigators in reporting (http://bit.ly/1a7KLO1 ) that Goher and his wife were divorcing and waging a custody battle when he killed the children.

After shooting them he turned the gun on himself but survived a gunshot wound to the head.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com