Man pleads guilty to killing 3, including ex-girlfriend

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Posted: May 11, 2016 3:24 PM

WINONA, Miss. (AP) — An ex-convict says he's responsible for the shooting deaths of his son's mother and grandmother and another man in rural Mississippi.

Following a special meeting of a grand jury to indict him, Odell Hallmon pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of first-degree murder before Montgomery County Circuit Judge Joey Loper.

The plea came only two weeks after Hallmon turned himself in following the shooting deaths of his former girlfriend, her mother and a third man. Sheriff Bubba Nix said Hallmon's 12-year-old boy was in the family's home in Kilmichael but wasn't hurt. A fourth man was shot and wounded.

Convicted of at least three past felonies, Hallmon most recently left prison in August. The sheriff said he had been living in the home until his former girlfriend told him to leave.