Conant Avoids Possible Death Sentence in Plea Deal

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Conant Avoids Possible Death Sentence in Plea Deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty against the Wheatland man who pleaded no contest this week to killing his three sons and his brother in 2011. Everett Conant III entered the pleas Wednesday at a hearing in Evanston, home of the Wyoming State Hospital. The 37-year-old has been undergoing mental evaluations there.

Kerri Johnson of the Wyoming Public Defender's Office represents Conant. She says the parties agreed at the plea hearing that a judge could sentence Conant to life for each count. Judge John Brooks of Douglas hasn't yet set a sentencing hearing, his office said Friday.

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