Man pleads guilty to ’83 KFC murders in Texas

NEW BOSTON Texas Romeo Pinkerton, a convicted burglar, pleaded guilty here Monday to the 1983 murders of five people abducted from a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Kilgore, Texas.

Pinkerton, 49, entered the plea as part of a deal to avoid a possible death penalty. He received a life sentence for each of the five deaths.

District Judge J. Clay Gossett said the victims’ families approved the plea bargain.

Pinkerton was be the first de

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