Posted: Apr 14, 2011 9:35 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in a plea deal to avoid the death penalty in the slayings of his
girlfriend's adult daughter and an elderly couple.
Samuel K. 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. Littleton pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence of life in prison with no chance for parole.
Brown's body was found in the basement of a home Littleton had bought from the Russells in Bellefontaine (BEHL'-fown-tihn) in western Ohio. The body of Richard Russell was found in Tennessee;
his wife's body was found in Georgia.