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Man pleads guilty to triple slaying in central Kansas

 

January 23, 2020



NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A man originally charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people in central Kansas in 2016 has avoided the death penalty by agreeing to plead guilty to four felonies.

Jereme Nelson, 39, pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to intentional second-degree murder, reckless second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery, Harvey County Attorney David Yoder said Tuesday. The plea deal calls for 39 years in prison.

Prosecutors met with the families of Nelson's three victims before finalizing the deal or announcing it to media, The Newton Kansan reported.

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