BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole in the slayings of his girlfriend's adult daughter and an elderly couple.
Thirty-seven-year-old Samuel Littleton II pleaded guilty on Thursday to three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of abuse of a corpse in the February slayings of Tiffany Brown and Richard and Gladis Russell. He had made a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.
Brown's body was found in the basement of a home Littleton had bought from the Russells in Bellefontaine in western Ohio. The body of Richard Russell was found in Tennessee; his wife's body was found in Georgia.
Family members of the victims shouted "Coward!" as Littleton was led from the courtroom after sentencing.
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