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Jan 15, 2014 2:56 PM

Houston Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 3 Children

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man has pleaded guilty to capital murder for the shooting deaths of his three children in 2010 when he was locked in a bitter custody dispute with the children's mother.

Fifty-year-old Mohammad Goher entered his pleas Wednesday in exchange for a sentence of life without parole.

Court records show Goher admitted to shooting 14-year-old Saeedah, 12-year-old Saeed and 7-year-old Aisha while they slept at this apartment in September 2010.

The Houston Chronicle cites investigators in reporting that Goher and his wife were divorcing and waging a custody battle when he killed the children.

After shooting them he turned the gun on himself but survived a gunshot wound to the head.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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