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Michigan man Scott Johnson pleads no contest to killing 3 teens

5:15 PM, Mar 5, 2009   |    comments
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MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) -- A Michigan man accused of ambushing and gunning down three teens near the Wisconsin-Michigan border last summer has pleaded no contest to 10 felonies.

Scott J. Johnson of Kingsford, Mich., answered a series of questions from Marinette County Circuit Judge Tim Duket on Thursday before withdrawing his not guilty pleas. The courtroom was packed with victims' friends and relatives.

Duket convicted Johnson of three counts of first-degree intention homicide, six counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and one count of second-degree sexual assault.

The convictions avoid a jury trial set to start March 16 and mean the 38-year-old Johnson faces a mandatory life in prison sentence.

 

AP

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