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Man takes plea, receives life for 3 killings including two youths

Man takes plea, receives life for 3 killings including two youths

A 22-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a wave of violence in May 2014 that included the fatal shootings of two people and a car crash that killed a 12-year-old girl.

On the first scheduled day of his trial, Kevin Simpson entered an Alford plea, which allows defendants to accept a plea offer while maintaining their innocence. He was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and automobile manslaughter.

Simpson told Circuit Judge Stephen J. Sfekas that he was grudgingly pleading guilty.

"I'm taking a plea because my mom thinks it's best," Simpson said. "I...

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