PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to three murders in Providence and faces the possibility of six consecutive life sentences plus another 10 years in prison.
Eighteen-year-old Russell Burrell pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three counts of murder, three counts of unlawful use of a firearm and conspiracy. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 28.
Assistant Attorney General James Baum called the deaths "willful, deliberate, malicious and premeditated."
The Providence Journal reports that Burrell spoke softly when Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause questioned him about his guilty plea and admitted to the evidence presented by the prosecution.
Burrell and three other men were charged in the killings of Shemeeka Barros, Michael Martin and Damien Colon during a robbery attempt at a Providence apartment in July 2012.
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