Texas father sentenced to life for killing his three children

HOUSTON Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:23pm EST

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty on Wednesday in the 2010 shooting deaths of his three children, according to court records.

Mohammed Goher, 50, was facing capital murder charges, which carry the possibility of the death penalty, for fatally shooting his three children, ages 14, 12 and 7, as they slept.

According to court records, Goher then shot himself in the head in an attempted suicide bid.

He who was reportedly going through a divorce and custody battle at the time of the incident.

(Reporting by Andrea Lorenz; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Gunna Dickson)

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bill1212 wrote:
Bring back the electric chair and tax payers don’t have to feed this slime ball!

Jan 15, 2014 8:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
He was too inept to commit suicide, so why not help him achieve his goal? I can’t believe the taxpayers are going to have to pay through the nose to keep this lunatic alive until he dies of old age!

Jan 15, 2014 9:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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