A former Fort Carson solider and Iraq war veteran faces 50 to 60 years in prison for his role in two homicides and an aggravated robbery.
Twenty-six-year-old Louis Bressler pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to murder in the August 2007 shooting death of Fort Carson Pfc. Robert James.
He also pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery in the October 2007 stabbing of a Colorado Springs woman.
The sentences in those cases will combine with the sentence he receives for a conspiracy conviction in the December 2007 shooting death of Spc. Kevin Shields, for a total of 50 to 60 years. Sentencing is scheduled for March 2.
The complicated plea agreement came together after some 13 hours of mediation before El Paso and Teller County District Judge Richard Toth.
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