Man who pleaded guilty to Colorado Walmart slayings sentenced to life in prison

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver Walmart Scott was sentenced to three life sentences without parole.

Forty-eight-year-old Scott Ostrem appeared in court Friday after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

Ostrem could have faced the death penalty.

Prosecutors say Ostrem walked into the store on Nov. 1, fired seven shots in about 20 seconds and left without saying a word. Investigators say they still don't know his motive.

Killed were 26-year-old Victor Vasquez, 52-year-old Pamela Marques and 66-year-old Carlos Moreno. Some of their family members are expected to speak at Friday's hearing.