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Triple Homicide Plea

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The two men who killed three people in Clark, Wyoming will go to prison for the rest of their lives.

19-year olds Stephen Hammer and Tanner Vanpelt each pled guilty to three counts of first-degree murder. The pair admitted to killing Ildiko Freitas and her parents on March 2nd.

The prosecutor, Brian Skoric, says the two committed the murders as part of an attempt to steal Freitas' car. Skoric also says he considered the death penalty in this case. But after talking to the victims' family, the prosecutor didn't want to leave any chance for the two to ever get out of prison if death wasn't imposed.

As part of the plea deal, the judge sentenced both to life in prison without parole.