Ohio prosecutor says plea deal reached in 3 deaths

Samuel Littleton (Source: FBI)
Samuel Littleton (Source: FBI)

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - 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 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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